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I Am Number Four : Lorien Legacies Series : Book 1 - Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four

Lorien Legacies Series : Book 1

By: Pittacus Lore, Neil Kaplan (Narrated by)


Published: 23rd August 2011
For Ages: 14+ years old
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RRP $19.99

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.

About The Author

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.


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A different type of alien encounter

By madlovenovelist

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        Comments about I Am Number Four:

        This book was a quick read and something the movie version had inspired me to give a go.

        The treatment of our main (alien) characters, John and Henri, was great – I loved how they explored their failings and had to grow throughout the arc of the story… if only that theme had extended to the remainder of the cast, because at the end of the day I did not feel like I had read anything new, or something with a unique twist. I loved how the Nine Lorien were connected and could feel each others deaths, but after that, originality went out the window. The story could have been epic but failed to live up to its potential.

        The narration of the novel flowed nicely and it was easy to escape into the world of a threatened alien species. I felt too much information dumping at times and would have thought a conversation between John and Henri or John and Sarah a better mode of revealing occasional facts. The narration in itself lacked some tension – although it was a great high stakes story with plenty of action, the pacing needed a little something to turn it from a fun read to something outstanding.

        My favourite character would have to be Six – she had an edge and plenty of butt-kicking.

        Our antagonists (the Mogodorians) felt completely two dimensional - leaving the book feeling more like a read targeted towards a juvenile market. These baddies came off more 'camp' than 'menacing' - not so scary.

        I'd recommend either for a leisurely afternoons entertainment, but don't expect it to rock your world.

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        "Terrifically propulsive."--Booklist

        James Frey

        James Frey is the author of a million little pieces and my friend leonard. After battling with alcohol addiction and spending time in rehab, he wrote a million little pieces which was published in 2003 in America and the following year in the UK to critical acclaim. He wrote the sequel, my friend leonard about life after rehab, which was published in 2005 in the US and the year after in the UK.

        James Frey now lives in New York with his wife, daughter and dog. He is still writing. Most recently he has published bright shiny morning, and his new book the final testament of the holy bible will publish on 12 April and is available for pre-order now.

        James Frey also writes under the name of Pittacus Lore

        Visit James Frey's Booktopia Author Page

        ISBN: 9780061969577
        ISBN-10: 0061969575
        Series: I Am Number Four (Paperback)
        Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
        For Ages: 14+ years old
        For Grades: 9+
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 440
        Published: 23rd August 2011
        Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
        Country of Publication: US
        Dimensions (cm): 20.55 x 13.56  x 3.12
        Weight (kg): 0.37