Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Book Boyfriend (10) Four

Welcome, Pretties, to another installment of My Book Boyfriend, hosted by the wonderful Missie from The Unread Reader.

Due to the return of our monthly group reads, we have for you Pretty Readers today another fine example of why book boys are just plain better, and that example comes in the form of a Dauntless boy named Four.

Four / Tobias:

* 19 years old
 "He has a spare upper lip and a full lower lip. His eyes are so deep-set that his eyelashes touch the skin under his eyebrows, and they are dark blue, a dreaming, sleeping, waiting color." {Divergent, iBook p72/527} 
"Then he walks in. His hair is shorter, and it looks darker this way, almost black. It's Abnegation short, I realize." {Divergent, iBook p.360/527} 
* He was born Abnegation
* He chose to become Dauntless
* He is Divergent
* He only has four fears: He's acrophobic, claustrophobic, afraid to have to kill some one, and afraid of his father.

** Our Four is played the super sexy Max Irons ;D **

Why We Love Him:

Jesse: I admit, I read Divergent almost a year ago, so it's a little fuzzy in my mind, but I do remember that Four is one of my favorite male characters in a dystopian novel. Ever.

He is sweet, strong, and honorable. But he has his weaknesses just like everyone else. I fell head over heels in love with him during a scene where he's running a paintball war game. The main character, Tris, climbs up to the top of a broken down ferris wheel to find the enemy team's location. And Four, even though he's deathly afraid of heights, follows her up to the top. That's just the kind of guy he is. He'll put the needs and wants of the people he cares about before his own.

Kira: In all honesty, there are a LOT of things I love about Four. Actually, I don't think there is anything I don't love about him. That said, there were a few major selling points when it comes to my love for Four.

First -- and it seems like every week I seem to be pointing out characteristics that I am a sucker for, but this is one of my absolute top -- I am a major sucker for honorable characters, and Four has honor in spades. Four, to me, represents what a dauntless should be. He's not unjust, he's not unnecessarily ruthless like some some of his peers, and he tries to live up to what Dauntless was meant to be.

I also love that he's so sweet (though Tris doesn't seem to agree with me) and kind of a little broken (and yet he's still ten times better than half the other Dauntless).


"A brave man acknowledges the strength of others." {Divergent, iBook p.109/527} 

"'You're afraid of heights,' I say. 'How do you survive in the dauntless compound?'

'I ignore my fear,' he says. 'When I make decisions, I pretend it doesn't exist.'" {Divergent, iBook p.160/527}

"'I'd ask you to hang out with us, but your not supposed to see me this way.'
'What way?' I ask. 'Drunk?'
'Yeah...well, no.' His voice softens. 'Real, I guess." {Divergent, iBook p.266/527}

"He puts his lips next to my ear and say, 'You look good, Tris.'"  {Divergent, iBook p.266/527}

"'You can let yourself be in pain,' he says. 'It's just me here.'" {Divergent, iBook p.303/527} (perhaps I'm weird, but given the circumstances and where/what they are, I think that alone is very swoon-worthy. just saying.)

"I laugh shakily. 'You're a little scary, Four.'
'Do me a favor,' he says, 'and don't call me that.'
'What should I call you, then?'
'Nothing.' He takes his hand from my face. 'Yet.'" {Divergent, iBook p.305/527}

"He is not sweet or gentle or particularly kind. But he is smart and brave, and even though he saved me, he treated me like I was strong. That is all I need to know." (Tris thinking about Four.)  {Divergent, iBook p.307/527}

"'And your side?' he asks, his voice low.
'Only hurts when I breathe.'
He smiles. 'Not much you can do about that.'
'Peter would probably throw a party if I stopped breathing.'
'Well,' he says, 'I would only go if there was cake.'" {Divergent, iBook p.308/527} 

"'Ah,' he says, his voice raspy. 'This is worse. This is definitely...'
'Shh,'  I say.  'Arms around me.'
Obediently, he slips both arms around my waist. I smile at the wall. I am not enjoying this. I am not, not even a little bit, no."  {Divergent, iBook p.343/527} (ha! had to add that one. I know I'd be enjoying it, too. :P)

"'You know, most boys would enjoy being trapped in close quarters with a girl.' I roll my eyes.
'Not claustrophobic people, Tris!'" {Divergent, iBook p.72/527} 

"I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren't all that different." {Divergent, iBook p.354/527} 

"'Fine.' He leans his face closer to mine, his eyes focusing on my chin, and my lips, and my nose. 'I watched you because I like you.' He says it plainly, boldly, and his eyes flick up to mine." {Divergent, iBook p.355/527} 

"'Fine. You're not pretty. So?' He kisses my cheek. 'I like how you look. You're deadly smart. You're brave. And even though you found out about Marcus...' His voice softens. 'You aren't giving me that look like I'm a kicked puppy, or something.'" {Divergent, iBook p.356/527} 

"'Two things you should know about me. The first is that I'm deeply suspicious of people in general,' he says. 'It is my nature to expect the worst of them. And the second is that I am unexpectedly good with computers.'" {Divergent, iBook p.393/527} 

"'I might be in love with you.' He smiles a little. 'I'm waiting until I'm sure to tell you, though.'" {Divergent, iBook p.510/527} 

"'Maybe I'm already sure,' he says, 'and I just don't wan't to frighten you.'
I laugh a little. 'Then you should know better.'
'Fine,' he says. 'Then I love you.'" {Divergent, iBook p.510-11/527} 

So, Pretties, which book boy(s) do you want to find wrapped up with a pretty little bow this holiday season?


  1. haha! Love the Un-FOUR-getable bit. You creative! This is another book I haven't read yet, but I already know a lot about Four because he is a popular MBB choice! Awesome quotes. I like that he had a healthy dose of snark in him. ;)

  2. I loved Four! You picked some amazing quotes that showcase all the reasons he is amazing. Love the pics as well. Great choice this week!

    Here's mine:

  3. I LOVE FOUR! He is so hot and unique! You picked out some of my favorite quotes! I love when he tells her I think I love you but I'm waiting to tell you when I'm sure. Great pics too. I wouldn't have thought of Max Irons but he does fit well.

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  4. Ooooooooh I've read Divergent just last week and OMG did I love it! And this guy was ahhh amazing! I think after I finished the book I dreamt of him :)

  5. woah, we have the same book boyfriend for this week =D but I pick another person for this.
    I also love Four! =D I never thought he can be Four image but he can fit well too =)

  6. Love, love, love Max Irons - will read ANY book with a character that looks remotely like him! But I've heard nothing but good things about Four, I must get to this book sooooon!

  7. I knew I should have read Divergent! I had the book and all. If Four is supposed to as hot as Max...*Moment of Shame* Haha. Awesome MBB, Jesse and Kira! Is there a Team Four somewhere? No? Maybe because he doesn't have any competition? Well, someone should definitely make one. He sure looks un-Four-gettable!^_~

  8. "He puts his lips next to my ear and say, 'You look good, Tris.'" {Divergent, iBook p.266/527}

    I've sooo got to read this book! I love, love, love the highlights in your post. I think I love him already!

  9. These posts give me some ideas of what to read and future book boyfriends ;)

  10. This makes me want to reread the book!

  11. I Four-SHIZ need to get around to reading's been on a lot of people's list of top ten books of the year and for whatever reason I keep putting it off..grrr...I feel like Four is calling my name, trying to get me to come find

  12. This is one of my favs and I cannot wait for Insurgent to come out!

    Great job picking out Four in all his hotness! Smoochin' the screen!

  13. Seriously? He's 18 not 19.

  14. I know you did this a good while ago. But I've only just seen it....and I've only just finished reading I am totally swooning right now. Awesome post!


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