Four: The Transfer: A Divergent Story

Four: The Transfer: A Divergent Story

by Veronica Roth

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Complete your Divergent library with the Four stories!

Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be captivated by "Four: The Transfer," the first of four stories, each between fifty and seventy-five pages long, set in the world of Divergent and told from Tobias's perspective.

In "The Transfer," readers witness Tobias's aptitude test, Choosing Day, and the moment he is given the infamous nickname "Four."

And don't miss The Fates Divide, Veronica Roth's powerful sequel to the bestselling Carve the Mark!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062285638
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Series: Divergent
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 50
Sales rank: 50,215
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four: A Divergent Collection, and Carve the Mark. Ms. Roth and her husband live in Chicago. You can visit her online at

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Four: The Transfer: A Divergent Story 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 286 reviews.
LilMissBookmark More than 1 year ago
Oh, Veronica Roth. She just twists that knife. She knows that we have to wait until OCTOBER for the last book in the series and while I really love the idea of having little novellas about Four ... it makes the wait for Allegiant so much worse!! I hated to love this little book. I really did. Not because it was bad or anything but because it was absolutely heartbreaking. In Divergent, you fall in love with this strong and powerful man who is in control of everything around him. In The Transfer, all I could see was a broken little boy that I wanted to help and protect. It really gives you some amazing insight into the depths of who Four actually is. I really can't say much more because it was only a handful of pages long and I don't want to ruin it! I can tell you this much, it made me feel like a gluttonous hefty lady standing on a mountain of Zebra Cake wrappers waving her hands in the air while screaming "GIVE ME MORE!!" ... I. Want. More. Four.
Cupcakegirly More than 1 year ago
FOUR. That is all. If I didn't already LURVE ME SOME TOBIAS EATON, THE TRANSFER would have sealed the deal for me! What I Loved: Everything you ever wanted to know about how FOUR ended up at the Dauntless compound and who gave him his name. This is a short read, topping out at 30 pages but is the first in a series of four novellas set to roll out over the next few months. Four in total and all from FOUR's POV. I AM READY! We got a glimpse of FOUR's backstory in DIVERGENT when he leads Tris through his own fearscape, but it is an entirely different (and at times, heartbreaking) experience to see it through his eyes. Can I just say, Marcus Eaton better be glad it was Tris he ran into in the books and not me, FOR REASONS. (Being allowed to live to see another day, reasons.) What Left Me Wanting More: GIVE ME ALL THE FOUR NOW PLEASE! Final Verdict: FOURIFIC addition to the DIVERGENT Trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am thrilled to see that Veronica Roth has started to write more short stories from the perspective of Tobias! I cannot wait until September 3!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gets five stars on the writing. The story is well written and is a good accompament to the series not just some fluff piece to make more money. However, b&n website said book length was 50 pages and on my nook with publisher default settings on it is only 35 pages and the story starts on page 4
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Divergent and Insurgent when they first came out, and have been waiting for this to come out ever since Roth announced it. So happy we get a taste of Tobias/ Four's POV! Now if Suzanne Collins can do this with Peeta's POV....
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
The Transfer is (chronologically) the first novella in the Divergent series. It is written in Tobias "Four's" point of view and documents his life with his father while growing up in Abnegation and how he came to the faction the reader first meets him in while reading Divergent, #1. There are heartbreaking moments as the reader get a glimpse at young, innocent Tobias as a child who suffers his father's moods and violence. After reading Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story, I wasn't eager to read additional novellas in this series because I felt it just didn't add much. However, The Transfer was excellent! The reader meets Tobias' instructor during his initiation: Amar, and also witness's Tobias receive his name: Four. I would highly recommend this short story to fans of the Divergent series! Note: This is the first in a collection of novella's written in Four's perspective. The collection is titled Four: A Divergent Story Collection. The Transfer (Divergent, #0.1) The Initiate: A Divergent Story (Divergent, #0.2) The Son: A Divergent Story (Divergent, #0.3) The Traitor: A Divergent Story (Divergent, #0.4) Favorite Quotes: “You're the one who has to live with your choice, everyone else will get over it, move on, no matter what you decide. But you never will.” - Tori “Don’t worry about me handling the pain," I say. "I’ve had a lot of practice.” - Tobias “My name is Four,” I say. “Call me ‘Stiff’ again and you and I will have a problem.” - Tobias
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally agree with you about the " suzanne should do it with peeta s POV
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it so much! Definitely worth buying! I <3 FOUR!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love reading from Fours point of view!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I knew this was a short story, but I expected more than 35 pages for what I paid. I wish there had been more, but it was nice to learn the details of how Four became Four. Decent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading Free Four I had no idea what to expect. This short story is by far on par with the quality of her other books! Great story that included and amazing amount of explication on Four's behalf. I totally recommend this book!
JenniferAnn22 More than 1 year ago
loved being able to hear more about this story!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short story was absolutely amazing. Veronica Roth knows how to keep readers interested with her writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Veronica roth is the Best. Author. Ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding, but they could of ended it differently.
spaz_k7 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed hearing Four's side of the story. but now I want more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice to hear Tobias's transfer from abnegation and his sad relationship with his father. It gives more insight to his character. Should have been longer!
pinkladyroses More than 1 year ago
I love the novellas that tell the story from someone else's point of view. Four was fascinating to me, so seeing things through his eyes is great. I hope she writes some more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Big fan of rith and i love this short story. Great insight on four as a person
THHernandez More than 1 year ago
Okay, so I didn't love it. The Transfer, a short story by Veronica Roth, promised to be a look inside Four's head. We'd find out more of his back story, relationships, and more facets to his personality. It delivered what it promised, but without that little something more I was expecting. I was expecting to see the softer side of him, the random glimpses of kindness that we saw through Tris's eyes. We already knew most of what was in The Transfer. There were no stunning revelations. I assumed, and perhaps wrongly so, that during his two years in Dauntless, he became harder in the same way that Tris did. Because Four received Abnegation in his aptitude test, I figured he was more Abnegation through and through. But I didn't see that side of him. I saw anger, hatred and fear as well as strength and resolve, but 16-year old Four was less sympathetic than I was hoping. Don't get me wrong, I have plenty of sympathy for a child who is routinely beaten by his father and abandoned by his mother, but the boy who would rather die than let the girl he loves be executed seemed to be missing.  There are three more short stories to be released, so it's entirely possible that he began to show more vulnerability after his initiation. I hope so. One of the things I find so compelling about him is that he is tough as nails, serious, not particularly kind, but he is Abnegation and the glimpses of selflessness that he lets show, like the thin line of skin above his belt when he lifts his hand to dry his hair, is what makes him real. I hope we get to see some of that in the next three books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whats the second book Of the short stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*very mild spoilers* I'd rate this as slightly over 3 stars. The thing is there's nothing about the story that's surprising as pretty much all of it we know, and so it's hard to really find any kind of anticipation, at least for me. Sometimes the storyline feels forced since we do know about him already. However, it's still about Four, a most beloved character, and when and how exactly he transitions from Abnegation to Dauntless, was interesting. I like that you see a little more about his relationship with his father, which I think could've probably been addressed just a bit more. I do hope there's more about the other characters, though, in the future novellas. I'd like to know about the ones we don't have much of a backstory on, like Eric, and even Tori, as well. How he got his name is addressed, but even though I thought it was interesting when I first read it, when I think about it, I think it could've been been... more. Maybe I'm being too harsh about it. It is just a novella. I'd still recommend it if you like the Divergent stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was amazing!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was probably the best book i ever red
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait until the other three come out.