Four Three Two One

Four Three Two One

In this contemporary YA novel, a girl reunites with the three other survivors of a bus bombing that killed nineteen people, and together they face the secrets, struggles, and emotional warfare that each has been enduring. Golden ?Go? Jennings wasn?t supposed to be on Bus 21 the day it blew up in New York City. Neither was her boyfriend, Chandler. But they were. And so was R In this contemporary YA novel, a girl reunites with the three other survivors of a bus bombing that killed nine...

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Title:Four Three Two One
Author:Courtney C. Stevens
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:0062398547
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Four Three Two One Reviews

  • Vicki
    Apr 09, 2018
    An interesting look at teenage decision-making in the aftermath of trauma. ...
  • Lindsay Nixon
    Dec 13, 2018
    4.8 stars I'm so glad I stumbled on this book. It has a few scenes that are a little too "High School Musical"/Hollywood--where it's sweet but you also know actual teenagers would not sit in a circle holding hands saying "I forgive you." That aside, GREAT book with fantastic explora...
  • Tonyalee
    Dec 21, 2018
    I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. There is much to like about this book honestly, but here is what I liked most: The relationships of the characters as the st...
  • Madison
    Sep 14, 2018
    Take an author who is excellent at writing powerful stories about heartbreaking situations. Add a plot line about a bombing, abusive relationships, recovery journeys and the power of human togetherness. Drop in five character: four survivors and one along for the ride. Stir together an...
  • Lauren
    Oct 03, 2018
    Smart, terrifyingly realistic, and full of heart, Stevens has written a wonderfully insightful book about how tragedy divides and connects. Each survivor harbors an internal conflict that they must face head on. Compelling; wonderful characters! ...
  • Ruthsic
    Nov 14, 2018
    Warnings: depiction of bomb blast, abusive relationship (including domestic violence), suicidal ideation, self-harm A story of letting go of guilt, moving on, and finding something to live for, Four Three Two One takes place a year after a fatal bombing attack and the effect it had ...
  • Katie
    Sep 30, 2018
    More like a 4.5, I loved this one! Full review to come closer to release date. ...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Nov 24, 2018
    1 STARS Golden is in a bus bombing in NYC that leaves only three other survivors, her boyfriend Chan, Rudy and the bomber?s girlfriend Caroline. A year later, an artist has recreated the bus for charity and to honor the victims. The group, minus Chan set off on a road trip to recl...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Nov 15, 2018
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I haven't been so enamored with a book in quite some time. This was such a freaking amazing book, and one I hadn't expected to hit me as hard as it did. And truth be told,...
  • Destiny Bridwell
    Dec 11, 2018
    I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. There were parts of this book that reach deep into my heart and soul and did not let go. Even though I am done reading it, it is still clinging to me. It is really hard for me to put this book into words since there were so m...
  • Randi
    Dec 10, 2018
    Enjoyable and meaningful, but it didn't quite pack the punch I thought it would. ...
  • Jordan Davidson
    Dec 14, 2018
    This could've been so much more than it was. The first pages, which detail the bombing that serves as the uniting event for the main characters, was chilling and gruesome and perfectly described. It was based off the strength of that beginning alone that I decided to read the rest of t...
  • Kelly
    Nov 03, 2018
    I won this book on a GoodReads Giveaway....it was amazing! Truly one of the top three books I read this year! It?s a quick read but their story of heartbreak and triumph will change your perspective on people and events that come through our newsfeed daily! ...
  • Shyra
    Jan 15, 2019
    This wasn?t the best or worst book I have ever read it did make me cry a few times but I still read it really fast. The plot was kind of slow and the characters I really liked and the ending wasn?t what I wanted it to be but I am glad that I read it. ...
  • Kristie
    Sep 18, 2018
    Life After Tragedy "Chandler and Golden versus the world" has been the motto of Chan and Go since they were 11. As seventeen-year-olds, they're a couple, and although they're still facing life's challenges together, there's been a distance between them ever since they became two of fo...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Oct 20, 2018
    Go, Chan, Caroline, and Rudy all lost something that day on the bus. While some scars were more obvious than others, each one was harboring some pain and guilt, which was holding them back. Go was hoping that facing her fears at the exhibit would help propel her forward, but maybe she,...
  • Laura
    Jan 05, 2019
    ?? 4.5 stars ?? This was such a heartbreaking, yet impactful novel. A poignant story that needed to be told, considering all the violence/terrorism occurring in our contemporary climate. It was really interesting and gut wrenching hearing the characters' grief and trying to ...
  • Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)
    Nov 12, 2018
    3.5 stars. This was very emotional and will definitely impact readers, but I also had some issues (pacing, plotting, trying to fit too much into one story) that lessened my overall rating. However, I?d still recommend it, especially if you enjoyed Dress Codes for Small Towns. ...
  • Jackie Rogers
    Oct 24, 2018
    This is a book about life. Involves 4 teenagers surviving a bombing. Is about their lives after survival. Living is difficult at best. They are never the same. after this experience. Loved the characters and the theme of forgiveness. Thanks to Goodreads. ...
  • Rebecca Akins
    Nov 13, 2018
    This book ripped my heart out and then slowly mended it. This book follows the four survivors of a bus bombing. Each of these for characters is dealing with their own form of PTSD and survivors guilt. These four characters along with a close friend of one of the survivors take a road t...
  • Emily
    Dec 08, 2018
    On a normal June day, twenty three people boarded Charter Bus #21 on a busy New York City street; minutes later, Charter Bus #21 exploded, killing nineteen people. Almost a year later, the four people who survived the explosion are invited to attend an art installation made from the re...
  • Elizabeth
    Dec 04, 2018
    This book was exceptional, like Stevens' other books. The topic initially made me hesitant to purchase because acts of terror are so difficult to read about This book deals mostly with the aftermath, 10 months after the bombing of Bus #21. There are flashbacks as we see what lead to ...
  • Ainslee || Jest and Hearts
    Nov 16, 2018
    https://jestandhearts.wordpress.com/2... Right, well this is going to be a hard review to write and its not because I disliked it or really enjoy it, its because I can't say anything about it without completely ruining the story for you. Four Three Two One is an emotional roller ...
  • Mortisha Cassavetes
    Dec 18, 2018
    OMG what an amazing story! I just loved it. The story follows a girl named Golden, who survives a bus bombing. She wasn't even supposed to be on that bus but because of fate and chance her and her boyfriend, Chandler, end up on the bus and in the middle of this horrible event. The book...
  • Kerine Wint
    Dec 26, 2018
    Plot: Characters: Writing: Ending: Concept: I think this book is a pretty good exploration on dealing with trauma and reclaiming one's life after a life-altering experience. I think the choice of incorporating many characters was a good idea but ended up becoming overwhel...
  • Raven (devour-er of books)
    Jan 13, 2019
    This was a really great book. It had raw emotions and discussed PTSD, a difficult topic to do well, even more difficult to capture in teenagers. Caroline, Chan, Rudy, and Go were great characters but Becky Cable was a revelation. The characters were complex and well defined and the sto...
  • Taylor Wilson
    Nov 28, 2018
    This was such a great book. All the characters were wonderful. I loved how close the relationships were and all the family love. You can see how much the characters grow and develop throughout the story. The writing was done very well, simple and easy to depict. I feel like all the stu...
  • Caeley
    Nov 28, 2018
    Four Three Two One is a YA, contemporary and fictional 'memoir' of the survivors of the bombing of Bus #21. It is mainly told in Golden Jenning's perspective as she embarks on her journey towards recovery, overcoming her fear of buses, and finding out what really caused the bombing on ...
  • Cat
    Dec 13, 2018
    After reading the summary, I thought I knew what this book would be about. But I didn?t, not really. It?s so much more than the banal description. ...
  • Arrow Nox
    Dec 25, 2018
    7/10 OR 4/5 STARS Courtney Stevens is the queen of too-many-characters. Except, she pulled it off this time. Four Three Two One is a story of repercussion and consequence, and the art of dealing with trauma. It talks about the downsides and upsides to facing brutal stuff and then...