Four is set in the dystopian world of the Divergent series, where people are sorted into factions based on their personality traits. The factions are Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless, and Erudite. The book contains short stories about Four’s life before joining Dauntless. It tells about his thoughts and feelings growing up in Abnegation. As well as Four’s background, a few chapters are from Divergent in Four’s point of view. This book lets you into Four’s head and shows you how he felt when he met Tris.
Although shorter than Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant, Four is a very enjoyable book. I enjoyed reading from Four’s point of view. I really liked reading about his initiation and his competition with Eric. Overall, it was a fun read I liked it better than Allegiant, the third book in the Divergent series.
I think the most memorable thing about the book was Four’s fear landscape and how he dealt with the initiation.
Reviewed by Abigail, grade 9, Gayton Branch Library