Free Four: Tobias Tells the Divergent Knife-Throwing Scene
by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #1.5
Published: April 23rd 2012
Genres: Dystopian, Novella, Young Adult
Format: eBook (43 pages)
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.
Like the author says in the intro to this very short story–Four is hard to figure out and it’s interesting to see things from his perspective with his motivations. I like his reluctance to admit things. I found him relatable. This is my favorite quote from the story:
I feel like someone is pressing me into a mold that does not fit my body, forcing me into the wrong shape.
-Veronica Roth, Free Four
It’s a quick read and I recommend it.