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Dear Authors: The reviews in this blog are only personal opinions. I have absolutely no background in literature, writing or reviewing. I am a Librarian (actually a Library Technician for those who care OR know the difference) with a love for a good story. The opinions in the reviews are ONLY my OPINIONS. I am not commenting on the writers ability since well -- I am not a writer and never will be. If you are the author of any of the books reviewed here, my opinion is just that and not a judgment against you!

Friday, December 16, 2011

I am Number 4 by Pittacus Lore: Mini Book Review

I am Number 4
by Pittacus Lore

ISBN: 9780061969553
Suggested Age: 12+ (Mild violence)
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Description: In the beginning they were a group of nine. Nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorian. Nine aliens who scattered on Earth. Nine aliens who look like ordinary teenagers living ordinary lives, but who have extraordinary, paranormal skills. Nine aliens who might be sitting next to you now.

The Nine had to separate and go into hiding. The Mogadorian caught Number One in Malaysia, Number Two in England, and Number Three in Kenya. All of them were killed. John Smith, of Paradise, Ohio, is Number Four. He knows that he is next.

I Am Number Four is the thrilling launch of a series about an exceptional group of teens as they struggle to outrun their past, discover their future—and live a normal life on Earth.


Mini Book Review:  Really enjoyed this one. The writing isn't the best, but the fast paced interesting plot really makes up for it.  The characters are interesting and likeable and the story is non stop action with some humour and romance tossed in.  My only real complaint, and not really much a complaint  more of a a personal preference, is the love scenes are nauseatingly mushy.  But you have to remember I am a 41 yr old women and these books are written for young teens.   I was hooked in from the opening chapter and did not want to put the book down I was so engrossed in the excitement of the story. In fact I figured I was going to finish the book on the bus ride home so I purchased (For my Kobo) The Power of Six just in case my commute went a little longer.  Highly recommend for teens and even adults who just enjoy a good story. Perfect book for a day at the beach.  Now must go and read some more of The Power of Six on my lunch break.

4.5 Dewey's

I purchased this for my Kobo (on suggestion from Liam)


  1. I've been curious about this one. Think I'll have to check it out.

  2. Stacy - its a fun quick read definitely pick it up if you get the chance -- the 2nd one is good too, not as fab, but still enjoyable - have to write the review of that one today