Monday, February 21, 2011

Review: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore


Released: August 3rd, 2010
Published by: HarperCollins
Series: Lorien Legacies, 1
Overall Rating: 3 out of 5
Source: Kindle Store
Page Amount: 440
Age Group Recommend: Young Adult


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.



Lets set the record straight… I usually do not read science fiction alien stories. I mainly picked this up because of the movie coming out with Alex and Dianna from Glee. I am hoping the book is a whole lot better than the book, because then I am not going to waste my five bucks.

This book was… interesting. It really never held my attention and I was very confused for a majority of it. The one thing that kept me held on to the story was John and Sarah’s love story.

I am not a big fan of the original cover, but I am in love with the movie cover. I usually don’t like movie covers, but I think they did a good job with this one.

The writing style was NOT good… at all. I felt like an eight year old could have done better than what the author did. (Yes, I know full well that there really isn’t a “Pittacus Lore”).

This book really wasn’t for me. Maybe if I read more alien stories, I might have liked it better.

Parental Corner:

This book had mild cussing, no sexual content, or drug use. Its nothing that any Young Adult reader should read.



1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the heads up. Probably wouldn't pick up, sci-fi usually not my thing. Do love a good love story though.