REVIEW: Free Four – Tobias Tells The Story (A Divergent Story) By Veronica Roth

Published: September 26, 2013

Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s Books

Pages: 43 Pages

RRP: Free on iBooks

4/5 Stars

Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by this short story told from Four’s perspective.

This brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory and relationships.

Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story is a short story based around the knife throwing scene in Divergent. It’s told from Tobias/Four’s perspective and adds that little bit more insight into how his character operates, feels and views the world.

Veronica Roth mentions in her note prior to the story that she was contracted to re-tell at least one scene from Four’s perspective and she had a hard time choosing which one. She also goes on to say that she’s glad she told this one, and I am could not agree more. After all this one of the pivotal scenes early on that make us question both Tris and Four’s character and I loved that we are now able to see the scene from the alternating views. I loved learning more about Four’s inner self and his emotions, how he felt and what he really meant when he said those things to Tris.

A highly enjoyable and short story that is the perfect companion to the best selling Young-Adult series by Veronica Roth. You’ll be surprised what you learn from it.

Note: I don’t recommend you read this if you haven’t read Divergent first.


3 thoughts on “REVIEW: Free Four – Tobias Tells The Story (A Divergent Story) By Veronica Roth

  1. rlsharpe says:

    I went on iBooks and downloaded it 🙂 I wanted to get the other story you reviewed too but it was’t free anymore, but Red At Night by Katie McGarry was so I downloaded that. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jess says:

      That sucks that it wasn’t free any more, I only downloaded it the other day too, so you were so close. I’ve never read any of Katie McGarry’s books before, I’ve been told I should though. Later on in the year, aka in a couple of months, I think they are brining out all of the Divergent short stories in one collection.

      • rlsharpe says:

        I heard they are bringing out the Divergent short stories in one collection. I like it when they do that because I like to own physical copies.
        And yes, you should read Katie McGarry. I absolutely love her, she is an amazing author.

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