Thursday, January 20, 2011

I AM NUMBER FOUR by Pittacus Lore

When their planet was destroyed in a horrible war with the Mogadorians, nine survivors from Lorien were sent to Earth.   The hope was that with the help of their Keepers, they would be able to live on Earth until it was safe to return to Lorien.

Of the nine only six remain.  Number Four knows that the Mogadorians may be close.  One, Two, and Three have been killed which means Four is next.

Number Four and his Cepan, Henri, have spent the last ten years moving frequently to avoid the alien soldiers.  Henri believes if they stay in smaller communities, they may be more noticeable, but at the same time, the Mogadorians will also be easier to identify.

Their most recent move has brought them to Paradise, Ohio.  Now that Four is in high school life has become more complicated.  Not only does he have to try to blend into his new surroundings to avoid suspicion, but he also has to prepare to deal with the appearance of his Legacies.  They are the special powers that will soon begin to reveal themselves.  The powers could be anything from the ability to become invisible to the power to mentally teleport objects.

This new location is bringing some new challenges.  One is Four's sudden desire to fight back when a high school bully starts to push him around.  The other new experience involves Sarah; the most beautiful girl Four has ever met.  He is really attracted to her and knows the last he wants to do is leave Paradise because of some imagined threat from evil aliens.

I AM NUMBER FOUR is a fantastic sci-fi adventure.  Constant action and adventure will entertain readers and have them waiting impatiently for what is sure to be a series of sequels.

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

Man, I thought about buying this one, because of all the hype and the fact that the same actor who played Alex Rider is going to be in the movie, but I read such nasty things about the author that I'm still not sure I can buy it.