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 forever. 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 ...
About the Author
Pittacus Lore (pseudonym forJames Frey and Jobie Hughes) 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.
The intense pace, bigger-than-life fight scenes, and good vs. evil showdown set up a series that will easily draw in action-oriented sci-fi fans, who will eagerly await the next round. --Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books
Riveting. --The Horn Book
Action packed. --Publishers Weekly
There s genuine suspense it s easy to get lost in the world of the sweet teen from another planet. --Chicago Tribune
Number Four is a hero for this generation. --Michael Bay, director of Transformers
This is a can t-put-it-down book. --Justine Magazine
Terrifically propulsive. --Booklist
Series: The Lorien Legacies
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 6
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 27th January 2011
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Media tie-in