Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Review: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Barnes and Nobles Review:
“Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.
Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.
But they know.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.
I am Number Four.
I am next.”

Last February when I Am Number Four with the hot Alex Pettyfer and beautiful Dianna Agron came out on the big screen, few knew it was actually a bestselling book, including myself.  But I managed to read it before the movie came out and it was fabulous.  John Smith has been on the run for almost his entire life.  He has no family, no friends, and no true identity.  He moves from state to state with his guardian, Henri, before he has a chance to make a life for herself.  That is until he meets Sara.  She’s beautiful, talented and a completely different species from John.  And for her, John risks everything.  This novel brings out a different kind of super hero fighting against your not so typical aliens. It's a great quick read for teenagers that provides fantastic escape from the world. I Am Number Four is a thrilling, romantic, bitter-sweet sci-fi novel that everyone will enjoy.
My rating for this book:
Pittacus Lore is Lorien’s ruling Elder. He has been on Earth for the last twelve years, preparing for the war that will decide Earth’s fate. His whereabouts are unknown.  The true author is unknown.


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