Four: A Divergent Collection

Book review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Short stories about Four are fun if a bit underwhelming.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 19 reviews

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age 16+

It was OK

It was OK. Not as good as I expected. Not for kids.
age 12+

Really good stories

I know I'm not the only one who wanted to read Divergent from Four's POV and learn more about his past, which is why this book collection is so good. Like CSM said, most of the information is already known, but we get a peek inside of Four's thoughts and how different he may have seemed to Tris. His voice is more distinctive here than it was in Allegiant, too, which is good. Violence: Not as violent as the Divergent trilogy, but still plenty of violence. The Dauntless engage in fights and dangerous stunts. Four finds out about the planned attack on Abnegation. His instructor, Amar, fakes suicide. Four was abused by Marcus, and there is some talk about his punishments. Sex: Some kissing and making out. Four mentions wanting to touch Tris and subconsciously doing so. Language: A few instances of swearing. Drinking: Four and some other Dauntless partake in alcohol in a few instances (they're not underage )

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