Sunday, April 10, 2011

Book Review: I Am Number Four

Title: I Am Number Four
Author: Pittacus Lore
Publisher: Harper Collins
Source: Book Depository
Summary: 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.

Review: This book was really good! It had a lot of suspenseful moments, which kept me entertained! I really liked the plot. Aliens coming to Earth in form of human teenagers. It wasn't entirely sci-fi, which I liked. I usually don't like reading sci-fi, but this book was worth it!

John Smith is one of nine teenage aliens who came to Earth. They came to Earth to get away from the Mogadorians (the evil aliens) who took over their planet, Lorien. He struggled to fit in at his new school. I liked John's character because he seemed very 'down to earth' (ha ha, no pun intended!). He got picked on the moment he walked into his school. He made some friends, including Sam, a boy who doesn't really fit in either, and Sara, a girl whom he falls in love with. The Mogadoriens are looking for John, so he has to be careful to not let them find him.

There was a lot of suspenseful moments so I couldn't put this book down! I had to know what was gonna happen to John, Sara, and Sam.

I really liked all the characters! Their different personalities made the book interesting. I'm not a huge fan of John and Sara's relationship, it was cute, but a little too predictable. Besides that, this book was very entertaining! The plot was very different from every other book I've read.

I also loved the movie! It is totally worth reading the book then seeing it in theaters. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone. It is sci-fi and romance! Loved it!


  1. Glad you liked this one, Elena! And yeah, I wasn't wowed by the John-and-Sarah relationship. All my friends think he's going to go with Six. Haha :D

  2. Great review. I'm glad you liked it, even though your not a big fan of sci-fi. I'm not a big fan of sci-fi either, so I'm looking forward reading this one.

  3. Have you seen the movie? It's really good, although a bit different from the book.


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