Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Pages: 440
Publisher: Harper Collins
Age Group: Young Adult
Challenges: 350 Page Challenge
Release Date: August 3, 2010

In the beginning they were a group of nine. Nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorian. Nine aliens who scattered on Earth. Nine aliens who look like ordinary teenagers living ordinary lives, but who have extraordinary, paranormal skills. Nine aliens who might be sitting next to you now.

The Nine had to separate and go into hiding. The Mogadorian caught Number One in Malaysia, Number Two in England, and Number Three in Kenya. All of them were killed. John Smith, of Paradise, Ohio, is Number Four. He knows that he is next.

I AM NUMBER FOUR is the thrilling launch of a series about an exceptional group of teens as they struggle to outrun their past, discover their future—and live a normal life on Earth.


Stars: 4.5/5
Cover: A-

From the planet Lorien came nine aliens, though you wouldn't know they were aliens just by looking at them. They are constantly having to live on the run, have fake aliases, and not trust anyone, because the Mogadorians are after them, seeking to kill them.

I Am Number Four was fast-paced, exciting, and adventurous. It got so suspenseful that I couldn't even rip my eyes off the page for a single second.

I thought the characters were very well developed, and I felt like I knew them like I know my best friends.

I thought Four and Sarah's little romance was really cute. :)

I also loved to see who actually stepped up to help fight in the end of the book; it was a pleasant surprise.

There's been a lot of controversy over this book, and who actually wrote it, but whoever did write it did a wonderful job.

I Am Number Four was the perfect mix of suspense, adventure, humor, and romance. I can't wait to read the sequel, and the rest of the books in the series, just so that I can devour more of this style of writing.

The ending was crazy-good. The last one hundred fifty pages were full of action, and it was all very fast-paced to the point where I basically read the last half of the book in one sitting.

I love the simplicity of the cover, and how striking it is. The little swirly things are also raised, so it feels cool. :D

Lovely Line:
Sam runs into his room and comes out with a backpack. He sets it on the kitchen counter and goes to change his clothes. I peer inside of it. There is a crucifix, a few cloves of garlic, a wooden stake, a hammer, a blob of Silly Putty, and a pocketknife.

"You do realize these people aren't vampires, right?" I say when Sam walks back in.

"Yeah, but you never know. They're probably crazy, like you said."

"And even if we were hunting vampires, what the hell is the Silly Putty for?"

He shrugs. "Just want to be prepared."
(Page 220)

The Final Verdict:
This book is just so amazing. The whole time I was reading it, I was thinking, "OhmyGod, I can't wait to see what they look like on screen. OhmyGod, this is going to make such a great movie. OhmyGod, I LOVE THIS BOOK."

Can you tell that I can't wait to go see the movie? :)

But anyways, this book is a definite must-read, and I think you guys should read it before you watch the movie. It'll probably be more enjoyable that way.

FTC: Gift from Uncle


  1. Good review!
    I just started reading this book yesterday [:
    I'm excited for the movie as well!
    Alex... yummy [:

  2. Great review! Hoping to pick this up from the library... I've heard nothing, but awesome things about this book! Also excited for the movie-- it's got enough action that I'll be able to drag my boyfriend to go see it :)

  3. I LOVED this book! So glad you read it! Great review!


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