Monday, November 19, 2012

Short Story Review: Free Four by Veronica Roth

Divergent #1.1
April 2012 from Katherine Tegen

#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. (from Goodreads)

My Thoughts:
Remember the part in Divergent with Four and Tris and the knife? Remember how obnoxious Four was? Ever wonder what he was thinking? I know I did!

Free Four is a short re-telling of that key piece of Divergent from Four's point of view. A very interesting point of view! It's short and sweet and if you have read Divergent it's a pretty awesome little bonus.

I can't help but think though, if I had read this short story before (or even during) Divergent, my vision of who and what Four is would have been very different. I would have to say, for fans of this series, it would be a good idea to read this one in between books 1 and 2.

Not really a story for those you haven't read Divergent as it doesn't make a lot of sense out of context.

Extras? Yes - excerpts from Divergent and Insurgent plus an introduction from the author.

Will I continue the series? Yes! Reading this really got me excited (again) for Insurgent.

Worth the price? It was free when I read it off of the Divergent Facebook page. Annoying because I really dislike Facebook. You can buy it now for $.99 or read a sample of it for free still on FB. It's only 16 pages long and even though it was interesting and I really enjoyed it, my bitter side says it's not worth the money. Wish the publisher had kept it free!

It's also available in the Collector's Edition of Insurgent - If you haven't bought yours yet, I would get this one!

1 comment:

  1. Yah, TBH 99 cents seems pretty cheap, but for 16 pages, yeah I am not going to pay that much.

    I'm glad I have the Collector's Edition of Insurgent so I can read this! :-)


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