Four: A Divergent Collection (Divergent Series Story) (Hardcover)

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If you loved Divergent, you have to read Four, Veronica Roth’s companion to the Divergent series. This story is told from Four’s point of view and fills in his history. He tells of his Dauntless initiation, the two years before he meets Tris, and the corruption he has noticed all along. Plus, there are three scenes from Divergent that are retold through Four’s eyes. Once I picked up this book, everything else was put on hold until I could finish it! 

- Clare
— From Clare's Recs


Fans of the Divergent trilogy by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories plus three additional scenes from Divergent, all told from Tobias's point of view. 

This collection also makes a great pick for fans of the blockbuster movies who want to delve deeper into the character played by Theo James.

Readers first encountered Tobias as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Readers will find more of this charismatic character's backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection. When read together, these long narrative pieces illuminate the defining moments in Tobias's life. The first three pieces in this volume—"The Transfer," "The Initiate," and "The Son"—follow Tobias's transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, and the first clues that a foul plan is brewing in the leadership of two factions. The fourth story, "The Traitor," runs parallel with the events of Divergent, giving readers a glimpse into the decisions of loyalty—and love—that Tobias makes in the weeks after he meets Tris Prior.

Also includes three additional scenes from Divergent, told from Tobias's point of view!

And don't miss The Fates Divide, Veronica Roth's powerful sequel to the bestselling Carve the Mark!

About the Author

Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four: A Divergent Collection, and Carve the Mark. Ms. Roth and her husband live in Chicago. You can visit her online at

Praise For…

“Fans of Divergent who can’t get enough—and maybe even the rare reader who missed the first rush—will snap up this relatively stand-alone story collection told from the perspective of Tobias (aka Four).” ” — ALA Booklist

“Divergent fans will thoroughly enjoy this extra bit of backstory, which is filled with names and places that became beloved in Roth’s bestselling trilogy. Roth’s storytelling retains the same mix of tension, uncertainty, and hope that made the original stories irresistible.” — Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062345219
ISBN-10: 0062345214
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: July 8th, 2014
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Divergent Series Story