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    [PDF/EBOOK] I Am Number Four characters I Am Number Four This book is so strange and awful it's hard to explain exactly why I dislike it Thank God this book didn't live up to its hype like Twilight did At least I hope it didn't because I don't really hear much about this one I couldn't get past chapter nine It was such a bloody bore I decided to give it time for me to find that little spark But no

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    [PDF/EBOOK] I Am Number Four The language and phrasing is really simplistic which wasn't bad but the story itself makes no sense whatsoever It blends genres and not delicately I feel like the concept of the novel was born before the characters and logic wasn't worked out around itI Am Number Four is about John Smith a teenage boy who is actually an alien from another p

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    [PDF/EBOOK] I Am Number Four Movie UpdateI already watched the movie and it was better than the book The romance was still gushy and mushy but at least the dialogues were a lot better in the movie Also the movie was fast paced and was action packed at the end o

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    Pittacus Lore Ð 9 Summary review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ð Pittacus Lore [PDF/EBOOK] I Am Number Four “It's the little mistakes that lead to big mistakes” I Am Number Four was unexpectedly fun John Smith or Number four is my favorite character I really loved his wits and the pace of this book it's insanely fast that I

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    [PDF/EBOOK] I Am Number Four I AM NUMBER FOUR is actually number four million if you consider the predecessors it is based upon Meaning? We've been here before About a bazillion timesLet's take stock aliens on Earth disguised as Earthlings In fact your neighbor may be a Lorien the good guy planet of concern here and the haberdasher way to blend in may be a Mogadarian

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    [PDF/EBOOK] I Am Number Four The Mogadorian caught Number One in MalaysiaNumber Two in EnglandAnd Number Three in Kenya I am Number FourI am nextCatchy isn’t it

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    [PDF/EBOOK] I Am Number Four Rating Clarification 45 Stars There is always hope Don’t give up hope just yet It’s the last thing to go When you have lost hope you have lost everything So when you think all is lost when all is dire and bleak there is always hopeWow Just wow Have I ever loved an alien invasion? This book was no pun intended OUTOFTHISWORLDOkay it’s official I’m an alien fan and all this business about invasions them possibly living among

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    characters I Am Number Four [PDF/EBOOK] I Am Number Four I removed my review and all the commentsI was tired sick of people writing me lengthy comments about how I read too much realistic fiction really? how I can't appreciate something fun and not overly brainy do tell and in general all the ways I'm so obtuse for failing to appreciate this crap bookSorry trolls people but my opinions are my own and I still think this book was lame badly written unoriginal and an overall neurons killer

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    review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ð Pittacus Lore [PDF/EBOOK] I Am Number Four Pittacus Lore Ð 9 Summary Full review still in progress but here's approximately the first half pre reading comments at the endEDIT Okay I'm never going to finish this thing Frankly I don't care But I added a list of things I was planning to put into it at the endEDIT 2 Everyone who is even THINKING about reading this book should read this article and find out exactly what you're dealing with and what you're supportingIntroduction I

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    [PDF/EBOOK] I Am Number Four You must turn off your brain and ask no uestions when reading this book It’s a reuirement to enjoy it I failed miserably It may be readable

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I Am Number Four

review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ð Pittacus Lore Summary I Am Number Four ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Shadows in places where no one would look blending in We have lived among you without you knowingBut they knowThey caught Number One in MalaysiaNumber Two in EnglandAnd Number Three in KenyaThey killed them allI am Number FourI am next. Full review still in progress but here s approximately the first half pre reading comments at the endEDIT Okay I m never going to finish this thing Frankly I don t care But I added a list of things I was planning to put into it at the endEDIT 2 Everyone who is even THINKING about reading this book should read this article and find out exactly what you re dealing with and what you re supportingIntroduction I Am The Fourth MatrixThere is a theater in my city that shows movies after they ve left the other theaters for two or three dollars a ticket It s a pretty good deal On Friday night they showed The Matrix which I d never seen and I went with a couple of friends It was decent A little bit predictable a little bit too violent at times but overall pretty good The problem was I d been reading I Am Number Four that same day trying to finish it and put it behind me and I watched one of the released movie clips of Six to reassure myself before I encountered her in the book that someone actually cool would show up eventuallyThis tainted my viewing of The MatrixYou see I Am Number Four is what you get if you took the coolest seuences of The Matrix and the premise of Superman tossed them in a blender and added a sprinkling of generic Love Interest Powder to the top But ah be sure not to blend it too smooth it has to be choppy and jolting to experience and you can t have that if things meld together seamlesslyI m frustrated with Pittacus Lore for making me think of his characters when I was watching Keanu Reeves stop bullets in midair But on the other hand there s a wonderful irony to going to see the original on the opening night of the cheap poorly concealed knock offI m not going to see the movie obviously It s not worth my time But I did spend time on the book so let s talk about that for a whileBad Researcher No CookieIt is painfully obvious that Pittacus Lore doesn t know jack about science I m not sure if he s trying to bill this as science fiction or not but if so someone should go hit him over the head with the entire collected Dune series or something because this is pretty much the worst science fiction I ve ever read Why do I say this Oh where to begin well actually that s obviousLorien is a cheap imitation of Earth and its inhabitants are eually cheap imitations of humans Think about it The fact that they look enough like us to pass as us without extra technology or spells or whatever should have given it away If that wasn t enough maybe someone else noticed the color scheme of the planet Really Mr Lore do you think that all plants are automatically green everywhere in the universe Or for that matter that all water is blue It s a matter of chemicals and elements and since you take great pains to point out that Lorien has a different concentration of mineral resources than Planet Earth we know that the ratios of elements in the soil have to be different And even if the readers were inclined to let that slide did you really think you get away with giving the Loric people all of these human structures They drive cars and park them in driveways for heaven s sake They have grass Air shows Fireworks They even have the same kind of names In essence they are exactly like humans except for the ones with sparkly Sue powers Ah and those powers Did you think I d miss that too Treat it as science fantasy whatever but let s talk a little hard evolutionary science for a moment When explaining the origins of the Legacies Henri tells John that they were like a gift from the planet or some crap like thatUmNoThat is not how evolution worksIt goes like this New traits come to be through random mutations Some of them will be beneficial some simply not detrimental some will be fatal or sterilizing Events in the environment lead to one trait being favored over others but it must already exist within the population Evolution doesn t spontaneously create beneficial traits it amplifies them in the population at large So there would have to have been Legacies already present among the Loric for them to become prevalentOkay change gears herePlanets and starsLorien is one tenth the size of Earth and its star is twice the size of our Sun It s fourth away from this star All of these should have shaped the kind of life that evolved there For this I have the manga Planetes to thank because without it I might not have noticed but gravity affects the way body shapes develop Growing up in lower gravity hypothetically should result in a taller individual because there s less strain on the body Now unless you re going to tell me that Lorien is superdense that wasn t accounted for in this bookAnd as for that planet Smaller than Earth It can t hold as much atmosphere Still relatively close to the Sun It should be BAKED before it can ever support life outside of Kingdom Archaea Granted I may be incorrect on this point biology is my strong point than astronomyCulture physiology solar system OH WAITParallel evolutionIf you re not familiar with the term this is what happens when sci fi writers get lazy and decide that every sentient race in the universe looks almost exactly like humans except maybe with pointy ears and funny eyebrows or some crazy forehead makeup TV shows can get away with it or they could until technology caught up with them Books just can t You don t have to worry about how to simulate this alien you re just describing it anyhow That s how we get things like the gaseous race that shows up in one of Anne McCaffrey s The Ship Who booksIt s possible to explain parallel evolution to reader satisfaction The Lighthouse Land by Adrian McKinty did this well Pittacus didn t do so And what s worse it s not just one race that looks suspiciously humanoid there are two alien races that are nonetheless capable as passing as native Terrans with a minimum of work Even given that the book was optioned for a movie before it was published this is unacceptable Parallel evolution is the cheap trick that as far as I m concerned should never be usedAnd on that note let s talk about humans and the LoricHumans Lame Aliens Awesome Your Accomplishments Mean NothingThis is a theme of I Am Number Four that particularly stood out to me and here is why One of the roleplays I m doing on Gaia right now is about human settlers reaching the first planet they intend to colonize and finding an existing alien civilization As I m in control of the aliens I ve been doing all the worldbuilding for this place and that included figuring out why they resembled a cross between humans and Terran birds My solution was a little like McKinty s I tossed in an ancient race that meddled with both the younger species and made them in their own image When I first proposed this though I hadn t really figured out how it would go yet and so my partner raised a point isn t this cheapening human achievements as a species if you credit their whole existence and all their achievements to other aliensAnd he was right you know So I backed off and made it work a different wayI wish Pittacus Lore had had to run his ideas by a similar audience Because he didn t we get things like this We helped the humans taught them to make fire gave them the tools to develop speech and language which is why our language is so similar to the languages of Earth Okay really No one language can be similar to all the languages of Earth It s simply not possible Apparently Pittacus hasn t seen a language family tree well ever Grammar alone even if every language had the same sort of pronunciation would make it impossible add in the fact that letters are pronounced differently or that you have tonal languages and languages that use percussive sounds as well not to mention myriad dialects and this whole sentence is shown to be complete bullshit But it s not the worst This is What happens if we try to have children with humans It s happened many times before Usually it results in an exceptional and gifted human Some of the greatest figures in Earth s history were actually the product of humans and the Loric including Buddha Aristotle Julius Caesar Alexander the Great Genghis Khan Leonardo da Vinci Isaac Newton Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein I m going to ignore the suggestion that the Greek gods were also just half Loric humans because this is than preposterous enough According to Pittacus Lore you see not only would humans not have developed fire or language on their own they wouldn t have come up with things like the Four Noble Truths or the theory of Relativity if the speshul aliens hadn t been involved Frankly seeing this list I m kind of surprised that Lore stopped here why not claim responsibility for Muhammad or Jesus or Confucius for example while we re undermining world religions Why not assert that Michelangelo or Van Gogh were half Loric Hell what about George Washington or since Genghis Kahn made the roster Adolf Hitler Because clearly noooooothing important can go on without alien involvement Oh and how did the two species crossbreed This goes back to the evolution thing I guess if there s an explanation there it might solve this problem too but I doubt there isFormerly planned sections The Hero Is Exempt From MoralsIn which I would have discussed John s flagrant abuse of his power including some incidents of untempered and unregretted harm caused to others who were barely than bystanders and that one time he attacked Henri Also the fact that he never cared about Henri enough to remember his name until he was dead And All Characters Are Exempt From BrainsIn which I would have discussed Henri s abominably stupid decision to investigate a Mogadorian threat on his own and John s decision that staying in the town where his girlfriend lived was important than his own life or the future of his planet We Should Have Expected This From James FreyIn which I would have discussed the way Frey wrote his own pen name into the story and glorified himself by making Pittacus one of the most famous Lorics of all time Of Course He Wasn t Being Paid That WellIn which I would have discussed Frey s book factory business plan and the truly horrible writing in this book Minor FailsIn which I would have discussed the anvilicious and obvious attempt at trend riding environmental message presented in the contrast between the Lorics and the Mogadorians the absurd plot convenience of Sam just happening to mention the Mogadorians and the fact that it is impossible to see vegetation moving under wind if the globe you re looking at is the size of a rauetballLong story short Don t waste your time or your money If you want sci fi go read some CJ Cherryh or Frank Herbert or watch Firefly or Doctor WhoWhile readingForget Alex Pettyfer Let s see Tom Baker in this partBefore readingI ve got a galley of this sitting on my bookshelf and I was uite looking forward to it until I saw an add for the movie trailer on FacebookNo book should be made into a movie for release the year after publication I m sorry but that s just wrong And now I m kinda not looking forward to reading this I still will but I ll take my time getting to it Return to Sender places where no one would look blending in We have lived among you without you knowingBut they knowThey caught Number One in MalaysiaNumber Two in EnglandAnd Number Three in KenyaThey killed them allI am Number FourI am next. Full review still in His Baby Dream Safe Harbor Medical #11 progress but here s approximately the first half Vanished pre reading comments at the endEDIT Okay I m never going to finish this thing Frankly I don t care But I added a list of things I was Autoboyography planning to Plain Admirer put into it at the endEDIT 2 Everyone who is even THINKING about reading this book should read this article and find out exactly what you re dealing with and what you re supportingIntroduction I Am The Fourth MatrixThere is a theater in my city that shows movies after they ve left the other theaters for two or three dollars a ticket It s a Exposed pretty good deal On Friday night they showed The Matrix which I d never seen and I went with a couple of friends It was decent A little bit Covert MD predictable a little bit too violent at times but overall Marry Me Mackenzie pretty good The Wanted Mail Order Mistress problem was I d been reading I Am Number Four that same day trying to finish it and Romancing the CowboyThe Diaper Diaries put it behind me and I watched one of the released movie clips of Six to reassure myself before I encountered her in the book that someone actually cool would show up eventuallyThis tainted my viewing of The MatrixYou see I Am Number Four is what you get if you took the coolest seuences of The Matrix and the Enchanted Warrior Camelot Reborn #1 premise of Superman tossed them in a blender and added a sprinkling of generic Love Interest Powder to the top But ah be sure not to blend it too smooth it has to be choppy and jolting to experience and you can t have that if things meld together seamlesslyI m frustrated with Pittacus Lore for making me think of his characters when I was watching Keanu Reeves stop bullets in midair But on the other hand there s a wonderful irony to going to see the original on the opening night of the cheap Teacher Evaluation as Cultural Practice poorly concealed knock offI m not going to see the movie obviously It s not worth my time But I did spend time on the book so let s talk about that for a whileBad Researcher No CookieIt is Just Like Em painfully obvious that Pittacus Lore doesn t know jack about science I m not sure if he s trying to bill this as science fiction or not but if so someone should go hit him over the head with the entire collected Dune series or something because this is Dead Paki Walking pretty much the worst science fiction I ve ever read Why do I say this Oh where to begin well actually that s obviousLorien is a cheap imitation of Earth and its inhabitants are eually cheap imitations of humans Think about it The fact that they look enough like us to Jewel in the North Flinders Ranges Series #3 pass as us without extra technology or spells or whatever should have given it away If that wasn t enough maybe someone else noticed the color scheme of the Angel Mine planet Really Mr Lore do you think that all Undercover Daddy plants are automatically green everywhere in the universe Or for that matter that all water is blue It s a matter of chemicals and elements and since you take great Prince Of The City pains to Rescued By A Millionaire Harleuin Romance point out that Lorien has a different concentration of mineral resources than Planet Earth we know that the ratios of elements in the soil have to be different And even if the readers were inclined to let that slide did you really think you get away with giving the Loric Kidnapped His Innocent Mistress Harleuin Historical Series people all of these human structures They drive cars and The Valentine Street Hustle Silhouette Desire No 615 Harleuin Desire No 615 park them in driveways for heaven s sake They have grass Air shows Fireworks They even have the same kind of names In essence they are exactly like humans except for the ones with sparkly Sue The Baby Agenda powers Ah and those Promoted Nanny to Wife powers Did you think I d miss that too Treat it as science fantasy whatever but let s talk a little hard evolutionary science for a moment When explaining the origins of the Legacies Henri tells John that they were like a gift from the Beguiling Pretender Candlelight Ecstasy No 529 planet or some crap like thatUmNoThat is not how evolution worksIt goes like this New traits come to be through random mutations Some of them will be beneficial some simply not detrimental some will be fatal or sterilizing Events in the environment lead to one trait being favored over others but it must already exist within the The Mighty uinns The Mighty uinns #24 population Evolution doesn t spontaneously create beneficial traits it amplifies them in the Lady with a Past population at large So there would have to have been Legacies already Who's the Boss? present among the Loric for them to become Michael The Defender prevalentOkay change gears herePlanets and starsLorien is one tenth the size of Earth and its star is twice the size of our Sun It s fourth away from this star All of these should have shaped the kind of life that evolved there For this I have the manga Planetes to thank because without it I might not have noticed but gravity affects the way body shapes develop Growing up in lower gravity hypothetically should result in a taller individual because there s less strain on the body Now unless you re going to tell me that Lorien is superdense that wasn t accounted for in this bookAnd as for that Wedding Cake Wishes planet Smaller than Earth It can t hold as much atmosphere Still relatively close to the Sun It should be BAKED before it can ever support life outside of Kingdom Archaea Granted I may be incorrect on this New Years Kisses point biology is my strong Ride the Thunder AND Plain Jane MacAllister by Joan Elliott Pickart Desire point than astronomyCulture Plain Jane Macallister physiology solar system OH WAITParallel evolutionIf you re not familiar with the term this is what happens when sci fi writers get lazy and decide that every sentient race in the universe looks almost exactly like humans except maybe with The Cowboy's Triplets pointy ears and funny eyebrows or some crazy forehead makeup TV shows can get away with it or they could until technology caught up with them Books just can t You don t have to worry about how to simulate this alien you re just describing it anyhow That s how we get things like the gaseous race that shows up in one of Anne McCaffrey s The Ship Who booksIt s Callahan Cowboy Triplets possible to explain Cougar Tales parallel evolution to reader satisfaction The Lighthouse Land by Adrian McKinty did this well Pittacus didn t do so And what s worse it s not just one race that looks suspiciously humanoid there are two alien races that are nonetheless capable as Not Just the Bosss PlaythingA Devil In Disguise passing as native Terrans with a minimum of work Even given that the book was optioned for a movie before it was A Time to Forgive and Promise Forever published this is unacceptable Parallel evolution is the cheap trick that as far as I m concerned should never be usedAnd on that note let s talk about humans and the LoricHumans Lame Aliens Awesome Your Accomplishments Mean NothingThis is a theme of I Am Number Four that Santa Assignment particularly stood out to me and here is why One of the roleplays I m doing on Gaia right now is about human settlers reaching the first Hannah planet they intend to colonize and finding an existing alien civilization As I m in control of the aliens I ve been doing all the worldbuilding for this Closed Door Angela Hunter #1 place and that included figuring out why they resembled a cross between humans and Terran birds My solution was a little like McKinty s I tossed in an ancient race that meddled with both the younger species and made them in their own image When I first The Man in the White Linen Suit Stewart Hoag Mystery #11 proposed this though I hadn t really figured out how it would go yet and so my Just One Last Night partner raised a Lilac Lane Chesapeake Shores #14 point isn t this cheapening human achievements as a species if you credit their whole existence and all their achievements to other aliensAnd he was right you know So I backed off and made it work a different wayI wish Pittacus Lore had had to run his ideas by a similar audience Because he didn t we get things like this We helped the humans taught them to make fire gave them the tools to develop speech and language which is why our language is so similar to the languages of Earth Okay really No one language can be similar to all the languages of Earth It s simply not A Reputation for Revenge possible Apparently Pittacus hasn t seen a language family tree well ever Grammar alone even if every language had the same sort of A Reputation for Revenge pronunciation would make it impossible add in the fact that letters are Millionaire On Her Doorstep pronounced differently or that you have tonal languages and languages that use Protecting the Desert Heir percussive sounds as well not to mention myriad dialects and this whole sentence is shown to be complete bullshit But it s not the worst This is What happens if we try to have children with humans It s happened many times before Usually it results in an exceptional and gifted human Some of the greatest figures in Earth s history were actually the Visionary Wolf Code Wolf product of humans and the Loric including Buddha Aristotle Julius Caesar Alexander the Great Genghis Khan Leonardo da Vinci Isaac Newton Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein I m going to ignore the suggestion that the Greek gods were also just half Loric humans because this is than Slightly Psychic Harleuin Next preposterous enough According to Pittacus Lore you see not only would humans not have developed fire or language on their own they wouldn t have come up with things like the Four Noble Truths or the theory of Relativity if the speshul aliens hadn t been involved Frankly seeing this list I m kind of surprised that Lore stopped here why not claim responsibility for Muhammad or Jesus or Confucius for example while we re undermining world religions Why not assert that Michelangelo or Van Gogh were half Loric Hell what about George Washington or since Genghis Kahn made the roster Adolf Hitler Because clearly noooooothing important can go on without alien involvement Oh and how did the two species crossbreed This goes back to the evolution thing I guess if there s an explanation there it might solve this Lessons from a Latin Lover Harleuin Presents No 2467Pelican Cay problem too but I doubt there isFormerly Her Holiday Fireman Second Time Around #2 planned sections The Hero Is Exempt From MoralsIn which I would have discussed John s flagrant abuse of his Rescued by the Viscount power including some incidents of untempered and unregretted harm caused to others who were barely than bystanders and that one time he attacked Henri Also the fact that he never cared about Henri enough to remember his name until he was dead And All Characters Are Exempt From BrainsIn which I would have discussed Henri s abominably stupid decision to investigate a Mogadorian threat on his own and John s decision that staying in the town where his girlfriend lived was important than his own life or the future of his For Better For Baby planet We Should Have Expected This From James FreyIn which I would have discussed the way Frey wrote his own How We Met pen name into the story and glorified himself by making Pittacus one of the most famous Lorics of all time Of Course He Wasn t Being Paid That WellIn which I would have discussed Frey s book factory business Unexpected Family plan and the truly horrible writing in this book Minor FailsIn which I would have discussed the anvilicious and obvious attempt at trend riding environmental message Shroud of Fog Cape Trouble #1 presented in the contrast between the Lorics and the Mogadorians the absurd Extra InningsIn His Wildest Dreams plot convenience of Sam just happening to mention the Mogadorians and the fact that it is impossible to see vegetation moving under wind if the globe you re looking at is the size of a rauetballLong story short Don t waste your time or your money If you want sci fi go read some CJ Cherryh or Frank Herbert or watch Firefly or Doctor WhoWhile readingForget Alex Pettyfer Let s see Tom Baker in this Showdown in West Texas partBefore readingI ve got a galley of this sitting on my bookshelf and I was uite looking forward to it until I saw an add for the movie trailer on FacebookNo book should be made into a movie for release the year after Killian's Passion publication I m sorry but that s just wrong And now I m kinda not looking forward to reading this I still will but I ll take my time getting to it

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review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ð Pittacus Lore Summary I Am Number Four ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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 su. This book is so strange and awful it s hard to explain exactly why I dislike it Thank God this book didn t live up to its hype like Twilight did At least I hope it didn t because I don t really hear much about this one I couldn t get past chapter nine It was such a bloody bore I decided to give it time for me to find that little spark But no Now here are the problems1 Lore can t use the word and in the proper way Which seems like it s not a big of a deal but it is He randomly places it and tries to get his readers to understand his reading and it s uite awful 2 The characters are all bland and pathetic John seems to have a false sense of bravado Henri makes me want to bang my head against the wall And don t get me started on Sarah The characters are so emotionless No depth 3 Lore tends to forget the most significant details regarding his plot It s like OH I FORGOT TO MENTION WHAT MY POWERS ARE OH WAIT MY NAME IS 4 His writing is dull and boring in every possible way It reminds me of Fitzgerald s writing

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review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ð Pittacus Lore Summary I Am Number Four ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Perheroes you worship in movies and comic books but we are realOur 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. I AM NUMBER FOUR is actually number four million if you consider the predecessors it is based upon Meaning We ve been here before About a bazillion timesLet s take stock aliens on Earth disguised as Earthlings In fact your neighbor may be a Lorien the good guy planet of concern here and the haberdasher way to blend in may be a Mogadarian the bad guy aliens who are hunting Lorien types to the death Novel idea ehSo our protagonist is on his 5398th alias It s steady now John Smith John Doe must have been taken He is what s called a Garde and will get special powers when he hits puberty I got a cheap Timex These powers are called Legacies Special powers are uite the thing in fantasy YA these days They go by different names they borrow shamelessly from Marvel Comics and they re viral Speaking of viral at 440 pages and at Gate 1 of a projected 6 this book is both too long and too predictable to be extended into a series Do we blame Harry Potter for this pernicious YA fad The conceit you see is that Mogadarians can only kill the Lorien types in order Conveniently enough Numbers 1 2 and 3 have been killed before chapter the first This means gasp hold on to your seats action from the get go as John Smith and his protector called Cepans here move to a small Ohio town to blend inBlending in defined fall in love with a gorgeous surprise girl named Sarah Draw the attention and ire of a surprise bully named Mark who happens to also be the captain surprise of the football surprise team and Sarah s ex boyfriend surprise Get in a fight with Mark and accidentally display your super powers which are supposed to be kept under wraps for fear of attracting Mogadarian attention remember one of them could be the janitor the principal or even the candlestick makerThat s the sort of goings on you ll get in this book Characterization You might as well hunt polar bear in the Everglades Description and mood Try finding fine china at Walmart But oddly the book will be a big hit with many young readers especially of the reluctant variety because it s all about plot PeriodAs is often the case with genre reads in YA I m torn here The book s style is choppy and the author s ability to write action scenes filled with inconsistencies and gaps It s predictable It s one dimensional But it is what it is and I know a lot of kids will be snapping it up in my classroom this fall and liking it too Does that mean they have bad taste Not at all It means they like action It means they like plot It means they are Pittacus Lore s target audience and I should be sure to get this book in their hands

  • Hardcover
  • 440
  • I Am Number Four
  • Pittacus Lore
  • English
  • 09 May 2020
  • 9780061969553