Title: Four: The Son
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher/Year: HarperCollins 7/8/14
Length: 39 Pages
Series: Divergent #0.3
Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by “Four: The Son,” the third of four stories, each between fifty and seventy-five pages long, set in the world of Divergent and told from Tobias’s perspective.
In “The Son,” Tobias struggles to find a place in the hierarchy of the Dauntless. He also begins to suspect that a foul plan may be brewing within the Dauntless leadership and discovers a truth about his past that could greatly affect his future.
The journey continues – we’re not just post initiation, getting into Four’s head a bit as he has to make a decision on what he wants to be in Dauntless. What makes things more complicated of course though is that he’s realized that someone’s been in his room, when he finds a broken glass that he didn’t break. then the next day there’s a note in his room that’s cryptic, yet he thinks that it’s from his father, asking for a meeting. The nice thing is that this wasn’t part of the main series at all, and the result of this conversation only now makes us realize why Four’s reaction in Insurgent was what it was.
The other nice thing about this story is that we get to know Zeke and Shauna a bit more – and see how that friendship/relationship is just way more complicated. I can’t wait to see what comes next in the 4th and final novella in Four’s story. Enjoy!