Book Nook: Four

It’s been quite some time since I’ve done a book nook post. Between school and moving I haven’t had as much time to read as I’d like. However, I did get some new books for Christmas that I’m starting to work my way through. This week I thought I’d give my opinions on the book Four from the Divergent series.

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Four is a collection of short stories following the character Tobias (nicknamed Four). Four is a major character in the Divergent trilogy, and this book gives some insight into his backstory which is briefly touched on in the main Divergent story. Most of the stories occur before the trilogy starts, but there are also snippets here-and-there that give you an idea of what was going on in Four’s mind during the first book, Divergent, in the series.

I was really looking forward to reading this book because I enjoyed reading the first two books in the Divergent trilogy (I just haven’t gotten around to reading the third). Four was always this interesting and mysterious character that I always wanted to know more about. The book Four was a welcomed side-story to the Divergent trilogy. I felt the book was just as good as the main series and I only wish it would have been a bit longer since it was so enjoyable to read. Veronica Roth did a great job of creating a backstory that flowed and made sense along side the main trilogy. If you liked the Divergent trilogy, specifically the first book, then I highly suggest picking up Four for a quick read.

Divergent: Book-to-Movie Review

I FINALLY had the chance to see the Divergent movie. I really wanted to see it in theatres, but schedules didn’t work out so I had to wait for it to come out on DVD. Since I’ve read the first two books of the series, I thought I’d give my opinions on the movie and how it compares to the book.

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As a stand-alone movie, Divergent was pretty good. They had some good casting and the movie had a nice pacing. Someone who hasn’t read the book can easily enjoy the movie and not feel too out of the loop. However, I was a little annoyed that there were large chunks of information that were left out in the movie. There were also some key scenes that I felt should have been in the movie, but were left out. The changes made to the story don’t drastically change the plot, but I felt that people who haven’t read the books will miss out on some important details for the characters.

All-in-all the Divergent movie was pretty good. I probably would have loved it more if I hadn’t read the books, but it didn’t deviate enough from the book to make me hate it. I’m not sure how the second movie will turn out, but I’m willing to give it a watch when they do make it.