Monday, May 13, 2013

Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story (Divergent #1.1) by Veronica Roth - Paul's Review

Title: Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story
Author: Veronica Roth
Year Published: 2012

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Synopsis: #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth retells a pivotal Divergent scene (chapter 13) from Tobias's point of view. This thirteen-page scene reveals unknown facts and fascinating details about Four's character, his past, his own initiation, and his thoughts about new Dauntless initiate Tris Prior.

Review: It is always nice to get a chance to look behind the curtain, whether it be behind-the-scene footage for a movie or an interview with an actor. In this short story, you get to see behind the curtain of the book Divergent. The scene is a familiar one to all readers of the amazing novel, but now you get to see Four's side of it. 

My favorite part was seeing how Tobias first saw Tris. It is easy to understand a character's motions when you are in her head, but just seeing the actions make you wonder. I like seeing how she appeared to everyone else. 

I really like when authors do short stories and novellas to flesh out their novels even more. I recommend this to all readers of the Divergent trilogy and if you haven't read Divergent, read it! I give this short story a 4/5.


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