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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 t 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."


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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 t 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."

30 review for The Transfer

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ida

    This was a lot shorter than I imagined, but it definitely gives you the Divergent feels even though plotwise everything has been covered in the previous books. "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." The transfer follows Tobias from the day of his aptitude test and though his Choosing day until the moment hes given his infamous nickname- Four. It gives you a better understanding of the choice he This was a lot shorter than I imagined, but it definitely gives you the Divergent feels even though plotwise everything has been covered in the previous books. "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." The transfer follows Tobias from the day of his aptitude test and though his Choosing day until the moment he´s given his infamous nickname- Four. It gives you a better understanding of the choice he made, and why he chose dauntless as apposed to any of the other factions. It´s not the same Tobias you meet in Divergent, nor the same voice you follow in Allegiant, this is Tobias before he became Four. "Trust me when I tell you, Eaton boy, that resisting is worth doing."

  2. 4 out of 5

    karen

    veronica roth is so smart. not only is she releasing, in measured intervals, four novellas (four about FOUR!! get it??) that lead right up to the release date for the Divergent movie in march, but she is being smart about how she writes them. i wasn't crazy about Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story, but this one is fantastic. with Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story, she just retold a scene from Divergent from tobias' perspective. which is nice, but since i am too old to be crushing on a (teenage) c veronica roth is so smart. not only is she releasing, in measured intervals, four novellas (four about FOUR!! get it??) that lead right up to the release date for the Divergent movie in march, but she is being smart about how she writes them. i wasn't crazy about Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story, but this one is fantastic. with Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story, she just retold a scene from Divergent from tobias' perspective. which is nice, but since i am too old to be crushing on a (teenage) character from a book, i didn't get all whoopty-blah about it. it was fine, and i love that it exists for the more age-appropriate fans to swoon over, but it didn't really work for me as a reader. but this one did. and going by my two-years-ago memory of reading Divergent (and reading other people's reviews of The Transfer: A Divergent Story, thank you all) there isn't any new, revelatory material here. everything here, plotwise, has been covered in the previous books. but roth fleshed out the bones of known backstory with that meat of fiction: character. and it reminded me why i liked Divergent so much. so it works as a refresher: "this is why you liked this character, remember?? this is where he is coming from and what he has experienced. and this is how i write, which is not the most poetic or original style in the world, but it is with a powerful sense of sympathy and immediacy. and you like that." so it's great to have this memory-blast, and i assume the three forthcoming ones will be the same kind of thing - where we aren't being given new material, just enhanced, already-known plot, which doesn't come across as redundant because of all the added surrounding detail, but which also means that a fan without access to e-books isn't going to be deprived of actual content if they aren't able to read them. smart, smart, smart. what is not smart is this casting. now, according to my imdb-and-math skills, this guy is only 24, and tobias is supposed to be 18, but this actor looks so much older than 24, right? this isn't a kid, this is a full-on grown-up dude. "i do not care for it" i sniff petulantly. but i did care for this story. and i will gladly be snatching up the other three. WOOT!

  3. 4 out of 5

    ♥ Becky 22

    OH MY GOD, THIS IS THE GREATEST THING EVER!!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Christine Riccio

    Poor 16 year old Four.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Aishu Rehman

    I love Tobias, he is just incredible. It's so sad seeing him in a weak form, how frightened he was growing up. I am glad he has changed from that because it was just terrible reading those scenes, they made me tear up really bad.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sabrina

    Sep 03, 2013 (before reading) A fat cow never goes unmilked… and so here it comes the army of overpriced short stories. Kindle Price: $2.06 Print Length: 30 pages Seriously. Oct 26, 2013 (after reading) Just for clarity's sake: on my ADE reader, the ebook was exactly 34 pages long, and the story began on page 4 (Four! Hehe) and ended on page 29, for a net total of 25 pages. I'm not one of those people who think that everything should be free or at least very cheap. And I don't want to squabble over a m Sep 03, 2013 (before reading) A fat cow never goes unmilked… and so here it comes the army of overpriced short stories. Kindle Price: $2.06 Print Length: 30 pages Seriously. Oct 26, 2013 (after reading) Just for clarity's sake: on my ADE reader, the ebook was exactly 34 pages long, and the story began on page 4 (Four! Hehe) and ended on page 29, for a net total of 25 pages. I'm not one of those people who think that everything should be free or at least very cheap. And I don't want to squabble over a matter of a handful of cents. Hey, you did a job, you have to get paid. But this story is more like a marketing aid for the actual books of the series (and the upcoming movie!), and for this price it should be doubly as long as it is. That being said… yes, I liked it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jo

    Damn it, I didn't expected to get so emotional with this novella... I wanted to punch Marcus... ...and then salute Four, for being his kick ass self. So overall...

  8. 4 out of 5

    ♥ℂĦℝΪՖƬΪℕÅ

    4 I have to get out. ★'s “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.” I always loved Tobias Eaton "Four" in the Divergent series and I always wanted his story. How did I not know these novellas existed? I know, I'm really late to the party but I'm here now, that's what matters right? Anywho, I really enjoyed reading this and I absolutely love having his POV it was great being inside his head. It was n 4 I have to get out. ★'s “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.” I always loved Tobias Eaton "Four" in the Divergent series and I always wanted his story. How did I not know these novellas existed? I know, I'm really late to the party but I'm here now, that's what matters right? Anywho, I really enjoyed reading this and I absolutely love having his POV it was great being inside his head. It was nice getting more back story on Tobias's relationship with his father Marcus too, who may I remind you is a complete POS!!! It was really kinda strange to see such a vulnerable side to him and to see the fear and the struggles he had. I liked seeing this thought process on the whole Choosing Ceremony and how he came to the decision to join Dauntless. Though I do think this was a lot like Tris's story once Tobias joined Dauntless. Wish it would have played out a bit different but nonetheless, it was still interesting. Most of all I loved the bit at the end, finding out how he got his nickname FOUR.❤ Moving on to #0.2 The Initiate, CAN'T WAIT!!!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Carolina Carriço

    What can I say?! I love Tobias Eaton ! And this book was awesome! Reading another short story on his POV was such a magical experience. Finding more about his relationship with Marcus son of a bitch! I hate him and how was his Choosing Ceremony and how he felt about it. How did he make up his mind about which faction he would choose. And finally how he felt in his first tests in Dauntless and how he got his nickname FOUR ♥

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ferdy

    2.5 stars - Spoilers Meh, it was mostly boring. The storyline was decent enough with Tobias wanting to escape his abusive dad, thus transferring to Dauntless, and then jumping off trains and buildings to prove himself, and finally facing his fears in a scientifically nonsensical simulation. I really wasn't impressed with Four's narration — his voice was too dull and predictable, and it ruined the story. I predict that he'll probably fall for a fellow Dauntless initiate in one of his future novella 2.5 stars - Spoilers Meh, it was mostly boring. The storyline was decent enough with Tobias wanting to escape his abusive dad, thus transferring to Dauntless, and then jumping off trains and buildings to prove himself, and finally facing his fears in a scientifically nonsensical simulation. I really wasn't impressed with Four's narration — his voice was too dull and predictable, and it ruined the story. I predict that he'll probably fall for a fellow Dauntless initiate in one of his future novellas, and then she'll die or some rubbish. I hope that doesn't happen though, it's way too cliched.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mariah Roze

    Right now I am reading Four: A Divergent Story Collection (Divergent, #0.1 - 0.4) by Veronica Roth and really enjoying the book! It has been an long time since I read the Divergent series, so it is nice getting back into it :)

  12. 4 out of 5

    Aqsa (On Hiatus)

    This was strangely fun :)

  13. 5 out of 5

    Mariℓina

    This was all "Four" and i enjoyed it immensely! 4,5 Stars. It's a great intro to a fascinating world.. I haven't read the other books yet, i only saw the movie and read the tie in companion at this point, but i can tell when something is good and interesting.. This is a short story but it's so full and whole, it makes you crave more and at the same time it's complete in its own way.. Tobias had a hard life because of his father Marcus. He abused him for a long time and now is finally the moment for This was all "Four" and i enjoyed it immensely! 4,5 Stars. It's a great intro to a fascinating world.. I haven't read the other books yet, i only saw the movie and read the tie in companion at this point, but i can tell when something is good and interesting.. This is a short story but it's so full and whole, it makes you crave more and at the same time it's complete in its own way.. Tobias had a hard life because of his father Marcus. He abused him for a long time and now is finally the moment for that to change.. He makes a decision that will alter his existence forever and keep his abusive father away for good.. We have a chance to watch him struggle with his choise and we have a chance to see what Tobias Eaton was, before Dauntless.. THOUGHTS ABOUT THE BOOK - His father is an unbalanced monster. - The writing is very good and the story flows so easily.. - It's great to be on his mind.. - He went through a lot himself.. - It's so good that he found his place.. - I liked the story with his mother.. - I also liked how he got his name.. - He melt my heart and not just because of his looks..

  14. 5 out of 5

    Liz* Fashionably Late

    Well... Great opportunity to learn something new about Four. Unfortunately, there's not much. Just Four's badassessness. And even if that's no small thing, I really wished for an awesome revelation or something exciting to happen. That said, it was so refreshing to meet again the Four I fell in love with in Divergent and not that weird teenager I found in Insurgent. It delivered, a nice reminded of who Tobias was and how he became my first book crush. He was tough, strong even when his father was Well... Great opportunity to learn something new about Four. Unfortunately, there's not much. Just Four's badassessness. And even if that's no small thing, I really wished for an awesome revelation or something exciting to happen. That said, it was so refreshing to meet again the Four I fell in love with in Divergent and not that weird teenager I found in Insurgent. It delivered, a nice reminded of who Tobias was and how he became my first book crush. He was tough, strong even when his father was such a jerk and determined to rewrite his own story. Oh, Veronica Roth. I'm not sure if I'm ready to step in Allegiant.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ari

    It's a fact that Four is my favorite character in the series and reading a bit about his past makes me understand him more. It is not that we find something new, not at all, but it's his voice with his insecurities and hopes and fears. You see two sides of him - the boy he was and the transfer he is now, one that can decide who he wants to be, how the others will see him, accept him, respect him.. and why not, fear him. "My name is Four." I say. "Call me 'Stiff' again and you and I will have a pr It's a fact that Four is my favorite character in the series and reading a bit about his past makes me understand him more. It is not that we find something new, not at all, but it's his voice with his insecurities and hopes and fears. You see two sides of him - the boy he was and the transfer he is now, one that can decide who he wants to be, how the others will see him, accept him, respect him.. and why not, fear him. "My name is Four." I say. "Call me 'Stiff' again and you and I will have a problem." A nice addition to the story.. what can I say, I'm waiting for the next short story from his point of view :D

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sh3lly

    I just read this tonight and it reminded me fondly of the good old days before (in my view) Veronica Roth messed everything up in Allegiant. I love Four - And his "origins" story was nice to read. The only thing I can say is that Veronica Roth still doesn't do well with distinguishing POVs; Four still sounds about the same as if we were hearing from Tris. Four is just great, though.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Bethan Watson

    I loved reading from Tobias' point of view. He was my favourite character! I think he had much more depth than anyone else and if anything, I don't think Roth delved deep enough for my liking.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mai is a Happy Bibliophile

    "My name is Four." I say. "Call me 'Stiff' again and you and I will have a problem." My Reaction before reading this novella: My reaction while reading: Can you freaking believe it??!! Veronica granted Four fans greatest wish EVERYWHERE. It's like Christmas came so EARLY this year! Tobias Eaton is probably one of the most coveted, crushed-on, daydreamed-on male YA character today. His mysterious badass vibe made its first steamy appearance way back 2011 on Divergent. The first novella written i "My name is Four." I say. "Call me 'Stiff' again and you and I will have a problem." My Reaction before reading this novella: My reaction while reading: Can you freaking believe it??!! Veronica granted Four fans greatest wish EVERYWHERE. It's like Christmas came so EARLY this year! Tobias Eaton is probably one of the most coveted, crushed-on, daydreamed-on male YA character today. His mysterious badass vibe made its first steamy appearance way back 2011 on Divergent. The first novella written in Four's perspective was Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story in which he described his feelings when he first met Abnegation-transfer Tris Prior. In this new novella comprised of like 50 pages, Tobias Eaton told his story as an Abnegation-born and the rules he had to live by with his father. He is a good narrator and I can personally feel his pain and fears while telling his story. I can't help but hate Marcus for inflicting him pain and even thought he could condition Tobias's mind to stay on his faction. Readers will also have a look on his Dauntless initiation and how he came to be called 'Four'. (but we all know that, really.) I can't wait for the next novella. More Four!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Marla Mei

    I don't know about you guys but this novella is four-fect! See what I did there? Four stars for this Four four-fection <4 Okay. This is too much. I'm out.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Aubrey

    I just can't...okay? I got it and I was all: I love it so bad Veronica! I can't wait until December for the next one okay? It's just way to long from now... But anyway, back to my review of this amazingly awesome book. Look Marcus you just need to stop beating your son okay? Like he is the best thing that has ever happened to the world. I was just like this, when I heard Marcus's name in "The Transfer." Marcus has some serious problems to do that to Four. SERIOUS PROBLEMS. Then I was just readi I just can't...okay? I got it and I was all: I love it so bad Veronica! I can't wait until December for the next one okay? It's just way to long from now... But anyway, back to my review of this amazingly awesome book. Look Marcus you just need to stop beating your son okay? Like he is the best thing that has ever happened to the world. I was just like this, when I heard Marcus's name in "The Transfer." Marcus has some serious problems to do that to Four. SERIOUS PROBLEMS. Then I was just reading...like a abnormal fangirl like always: Then it did the worst thing that books do....I was like it will last longer if you believe... Magical pages will appear and finish the whole story in Four's POV. But it did what I hate the most... They End... Just read this, Divergent Lovers.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Norah Una Sumner

    “You’re the one who has to live with your choice,” she says. “Everyone else will get over it, move on, no matter what you decide. But you never will.” I'm apparently in a mood for short stories this week.This is Four's story and it's quite interesting.This is Four that we meet and fell in love with in Divergent-wreck,but a badass wreck.But we don't really learn anything new...Marcus is a seriously messed up person,I would actually like to know more about him and his relationship with Four,did h “You’re the one who has to live with your choice,” she says. “Everyone else will get over it, move on, no matter what you decide. But you never will.” I'm apparently in a mood for short stories this week.This is Four's story and it's quite interesting.This is Four that we meet and fell in love with in Divergent-wreck,but a badass wreck.But we don't really learn anything new...Marcus is a seriously messed up person,I would actually like to know more about him and his relationship with Four,did he know that Four is Divergent?Did Four know that there's something wrong? So many questions,so little good informative material from Veronica Roth. Overall,this was a cool short story.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Cynn

    The only I want to say...

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sruthi T S

    In The Transfer, we get to know about Four's life story when he was still Tobias, before he attained dauntless status and became Four. Tobias has a strained relationship with his abusive father who treats him like a kicked puppy bruising him with beatings from his belt. To escape from the torture and haunting childhood memories, Tobias decides to leave abnegation hoping to start afresh at Dauntless. He thinks his mother is dead but little did he know that she was a factionless leader. His result w In The Transfer, we get to know about Four's life story when he was still Tobias, before he attained dauntless status and became Four. Tobias has a strained relationship with his abusive father who treats him like a kicked puppy bruising him with beatings from his belt. To escape from the torture and haunting childhood memories, Tobias decides to leave abnegation hoping to start afresh at Dauntless. He thinks his mother is dead but little did he know that she was a factionless leader. His result was as expected - Abnegation but that was because he'd been coached by his father to perform the aptitude tests to get exact Abnegation results. Little did he know he was Divergent. He has only four fears and Amar, his initiation instructor gave him his new name Four, a new identity and power. Loved this book.

  24. 5 out of 5

    MischaS_

    That was something! You know what, when writers write something from different POV, that character is usually completely changed but not here! It's not our Four, it's still Tobias, little boy who's tortured by his own father. But somewhere deep inside him, you can see our Four! He's screaming, kicking to get outside and to kick some ass*s. Yeah, go for it!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Cass - Words on Paper

    I predict that HarperCollins will eventually produce a bindup edition of all of these short stories. *They did it for the Delirium trilogy.* ~ (Thanks Tez!) Four: A Divergent Story Collection February 11, 2014 | 978-0062285683

  26. 4 out of 5

    Amy Jackson

    UPDATE (9/5): So, thanks to a friend on Goodreads, as well as the Divergentfans website and of course, who can forget Veronica Roth who made it all possible, I read this! It was amazing and I loved how we saw how Tobias became Four. I actually thought that it could've been longer, just because I want to read more of the Divergent world, but this was great! UPDATE (9/3): It's out today!! OMG, I can't wait to read this. :D This cover is awesome! OMG, I can't wait for more Four!!! I think this is goi UPDATE (9/5): So, thanks to a friend on Goodreads, as well as the Divergentfans website and of course, who can forget Veronica Roth who made it all possible, I read this! It was amazing and I loved how we saw how Tobias became Four. I actually thought that it could've been longer, just because I want to read more of the Divergent world, but this was great! UPDATE (9/3): It's out today!! OMG, I can't wait to read this. :D This cover is awesome! OMG, I can't wait for more Four!!! I think this is going to be when he's 16 and he chooses Dauntless, can't wait at all, there's only a month-ish!!! :P

  27. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    I've only read the first installment of the Divergent series. Despite the fact that I didn't move forward with the other books, I actually find this world fascinating. Unfortunately the style of writing just isn't as strong as in, say, The Hunger Games. This is a decent look into Four's Dauntless initiation and will probably satisfy anyone who is invested in the series.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    "My name is Four. Call me 'Stiff' again and you and I will have a problem." I can't even express how much I miss this world and especially one of my top book boyfriends, Four. It surely was a treat to get inside his head once again after I got a taste of it in Free Four. This story basically narrates how he came about to choosing to transfer to Dauntless to escape his life with his father in Abnegation. What I loved most about this super mini novella is how it made Tobias/Four look more human ( "My name is Four. Call me 'Stiff' again and you and I will have a problem." I can't even express how much I miss this world and especially one of my top book boyfriends, Four. It surely was a treat to get inside his head once again after I got a taste of it in Free Four. This story basically narrates how he came about to choosing to transfer to Dauntless to escape his life with his father in Abnegation. What I loved most about this super mini novella is how it made Tobias/Four look more human (and less of a god in my eyes lol). He didn't really start out to be this strong alpha-male that we know and love and instead, he was even this weak and fearful scrawny kid who just made the decision of choosing the lesser of two evils. In fact, he even appeared to be a tad bit weaker than Tris in some ways when he transferred to Dauntless, which just blew my mind away because of how far he'd come to be this strong and dependent leader that we know in Divergent and Insurgent. I'm just itching to get my hands on the rest of the other Four novellas and more importantly... I needed ALLEGIANT like yesterday.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Stepheny

    Yes, I am one of the Divergent fangirls. Yes, I love every word of every page of every book or story Veronica Roth writes for this series. Yes, I love that she continues writing short stories from Four's perspective because deep down inside me there is a 13 year old girl that I haven't let go of that is dyyyyying for more. There, I said it. Can we all move on now? This is just a nice little story about Four's transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless and how he came to be known as Four. No it wasn't Yes, I am one of the Divergent fangirls. Yes, I love every word of every page of every book or story Veronica Roth writes for this series. Yes, I love that she continues writing short stories from Four's perspective because deep down inside me there is a 13 year old girl that I haven't let go of that is dyyyyying for more. There, I said it. Can we all move on now? This is just a nice little story about Four's transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless and how he came to be known as Four. No it wasn't anything mind blowing or anything we didn't already know the gist of, but who cares? IT'S FOUR!!! And we love Four....ok, I love Four. :D Four stars for Four's story.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I love the idea of more novellas from Four's POV. Only thing I'm slightly disappointed in is that they are listed as prequels. I really want a #2.5! This novella was excellent. Loved it. Even though this novella is listed as #0.1 DO NOT READ IT before reading Divergent. It is listed as a prequel because it takes place before Divergent. But there are some big surprises/spoilers from Divergent in this novella. The Transfer is told from Four`s point of view. It explains some of what happened with his I love the idea of more novellas from Four's POV. Only thing I'm slightly disappointed in is that they are listed as prequels. I really want a #2.5! This novella was excellent. Loved it. Even though this novella is listed as #0.1 DO NOT READ IT before reading Divergent. It is listed as a prequel because it takes place before Divergent. But there are some big surprises/spoilers from Divergent in this novella. The Transfer is told from Four`s point of view. It explains some of what happened with his father. And shows us his Choosing Ceremony. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves the Divergent series.

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