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Friday, January 7, 2011

I Am Number Four

General Fiction

F/A Lore, Pittacus. I Am Number Four. Harper, 2010. 448p. 978-0-06-196955-3. 17.99.

Nine young planet Lorien survivors travel to Earth after their planet is destroyed. The invading aliens follow them there and have successfully tracked down and killed three of them. John Smith is number four on their list. But John is happy in Paradise, Ohio; he has a girlfriend, a new dog and an actual friend. His legacies (special Lorien powers) are starting to appear and it’s a good thing since he will soon have to battle the aliens. Although the book is action-packed and fast paced, the writing is mediocre and the story is full of holes. Teenagers looking for adventure with an interest in alien/conspiracy theory will still enjoy. Loren Spector, LAPL, Felipe de Neve.

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