I Am Number Four took me by surprise. I read a lot of Young Adult books and most of them do not live up to their own hype. But Pittacus Lore (alias for two famous writers) has written a novel that lives up to the hype and beats it by a mile. It has everything: aliens with powers, high school drama, living on the run, and a soon to be released major motion picture. A book that will be enjoyed by young and old alike.— Justin, Atlanta
Nine of us came here.
We look like you.
We talk like you.
We live among youbut
We are not you.
We have powers you dream of having.
We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books
But we are real.
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.
“Number Four is a hero for this generation.”
-Michael Bay, director of Transformers
“There’s genuine suspense…it’s easy to get lost in the world of the sweet teen from another planet.”
-The Horn Book
“This is a can’t-put-it-down book.”
“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