I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 448 pages
- Publisher: Harper; 1 edition (August 3, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061969559
- ISBN-13: 978-0061969553
- Available on Amazon / Barnes & Noble / The Book Depository
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.
I understand how John Smith (or Number Four) wants to fit in and reside permanently in one place when he arrives in Paradise, Ohio. He is tired of being a fugitive and wants to live a normal life. What's more is that Sarah Hart, the pretty blond girl in his new school makes his heart beats faster every time he sees her. And he has a new best friend, Sam Goode.
I am Number Four is an action-packed, suspenseful novel by an author whose real name is unknown to the public. The first half of the book was engrossing, but I did not enjoy the ending as it turned to be peculiar, or I might say, strange. There were huge, monster-sized dogs tearing up the school, and our lovely, adorable Bernie Kosar turned out to be something else as well.
Perhaps not everyone will enjoy this book, but if you ask me, I'd say, "Give it a try!"
When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.
Pittacus Lore is Lorien's ruling Elder. He has been on Earth for the last twelve years, preparing for the war that will decide Earth's fate. His whereabouts are unknown.