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

by |February 16, 2011

“I am Number Four held me absolutely in its thrall from start to finish,” says Toni Whitmont, Editor-in-Chief of the Booktopia BUZZ – read the full review here.

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There were NINE of us who escaped . . .
Number ONE was killed in Malaysia
Number TWO was murdered in England.
Number THREE was hunted down in Kenya.
Before they come for the others, they’ll come for me . . .
I AM NUMBER FOUR.

John Smith is not your average teenager.

He regularly moves from small town to small town.  He changes his name and identity.  He does not put down roots.  He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is.  If he stops moving those who hunt him will find and kill him.

But you can’t run for ever.
So when he stops in Paradise, Ohio, John decides to try and settle down.  To fit in.  And for the first time he makes some real friends.  People he cares about – and who care about him.  Never in John’s short life has there been space for friendship, or even love.

But it’s just a matter of time before John’s secret is revealed.
He was once one of nine.  Three of them have been killed.
John is Number Four.  He knows that he is next . . .

Pittacus Lore is a Loric Elder, from the Planet Lorien, which is three hundred million miles away. He is approximately ten thousand years old. He has been to earth hundreds of times, and he is here now.

‘Set to eclipse Harry Potter and moody vampires.
Pittacus Lore is about to become on of the hottest names on the planet’
BIG ISSUE

‘Tense, keeps you wondering’
SUNDAY TIMES

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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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