I am Number Four
by Pittacus Lore
Published by: Harper
Released on: August 3rd, 2010
Of course I have seen the movie to this marvelous book but nothing is like the real deal. So much more can go on in your mind, so many more creations and ideas we can draw from with a book. I absolutely adored this book and am dying inside to get to the next one in the series. Pittacus is pure genius when it comes to storytelling.
Right from the start, we know that Mogadorians are desperately hunting the nine children that came to Earth. These nine children obviously aren't like regular children if they came to Earth, but look just like them. Each of these nine children will have their own unique set of skills begin to develop around their teenage years. Unfortunately, the Mogadorians have already captured and killed three. There are now only six left.
We meet Henri, who so happens to be the caretaker of adolescent Number Four. Every time they move, a new name is created. Number Four now goes by the highly common and ever so plain name of John Smith. Henri has made it clear to John that he always has to stay hidden, under the radar, and inconspicuous. They have made it this far, so things must be going fairly well.
I can't say that I blame John for getting tired of constantly moving from one place to the next. Never being able to get settled down can't be an easy life. So when John decides to make a friend, and an enemy or two in Paradise Ohio, it seems normal for him. Sarah is such a sweetheart and Sam is so amazing to John. Unfortunately, in making friends, enemies, and some sort of a fairly permanent home life, it has brought unwanted attention. John not only has to keep his friends safe, he also has to learn how to adapt to his new skills and prepare for the worst. Even if it may include death.
Received for review purposed from the publisher.