Two years before Beatrice Prior made her choice, the sixteen-year-old son of Abnegation’s faction leader did the same. Tobias’s transfer to Dauntless is a chance to begin again. Here, he will not be called the name his parents gave him. Here, he will not let fear turn him into a cowering child.
Newly christened “Four,” he discovers during initiation that he will succeed in Dauntless. Initiation is only the beginning, though; Four must claim his place in the Dauntless hierarchy. His decisions will affect future initiates as well as uncover secrets that could threaten his own future—and the future of the entire faction system.
Two years later, Four is poised to take action, but the course is still unclear. The first new initiate who jumps into the net might change all that. With her, the way to righting their world might become clear. With her, it might become possible to be Tobias once again.
I loved this book. I felt like Four’s voice in Allegiant was weak and whiny and this book helped restore my vision of him that I had from Divergent.
The book takes us through his choice to become Dauntless. His need to get away from his father and the abuse he suffered. His loneliness, his insecurities. His transition from Tobias to Four. His complete lack of talent around girls and his very awkward first date. (Not with Tris. What?!?!?)
Once he is officially Dauntless it explains the leadership position he was offered but didn’t take. His feud with Eric. We are introduced to Amar and we see how their relationship panned out and how supportive Amar was. How Four knew something was up with Jeanine Matthews and that Dauntless was gearing up for something.
We also see him get his famous tattoo and what it really means to him and how he keeps it hidden or else be considered a traitor to his faction. We also see how he discovers his mom really isn’t dead.
And then Tris. His feelings for her and how she makes him Tobias again.
If you lost a bit of faith after Allegiant, I think this may restore it a bit. At least in Four. He’s so lost. I just want to hug him! (and the fact that Theo is 29 makes me feel okay to fantasize about this. Lol)
So go read it!