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I Am Number Four

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I Am Number Four

Lorien Legacies Series, Book 1
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The first book of the #1 New York Times bestselling series and the inspiration for the hit movie from Dreamworks!

John Smith seems like an ordinary teenager, living a normal life with his guardian Henri in Paradise, Ohio. But for John, keeping a low profile is essential, because he is not an ordinary teenager. He's an alien from the planet Lorien, and he's on the run. A group of evil aliens from the planet Mogadore, who destroyed his world, are hunting anyone who escaped.

Nine Loric children were sent to Earth to live in hiding until they grew up and developed their Legacies, powers that would help them fight back—and help them save us. Three of them are now dead. John is Number Four, and he knows he's next....

Michael Bay, director of Transformers, raved: "Number Four is a hero for this generation." This epic story is perfect for fans of action-packed science fiction like The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey, The Maze Runner series by James Dashner, and Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game.

The battle for Earth's survival wages on. Read all of the books: #2: The Power of Six, #3: The Rise of Nine, #4: The Fall of Five, #5: The Revenge of Seven, #6: The Fate of Ten, and #7: United as One.

The first book of the #1 New York Times bestselling series and the inspiration for the hit movie from Dreamworks!

John Smith seems like an ordinary teenager, living a normal life with his guardian Henri in Paradise, Ohio. But for John, keeping a low profile is essential, because he is not an ordinary teenager. He's an alien from the planet Lorien, and he's on the run. A group of evil aliens from the planet Mogadore, who destroyed his world, are hunting anyone who escaped.

Nine Loric children were sent to Earth to live in hiding until they grew up and developed their Legacies, powers that would help them fight back—and help them save us. Three of them are now dead. John is Number Four, and he knows he's next....

Michael Bay, director of Transformers, raved: "Number Four is a hero for this generation." This epic story is perfect for fans of action-packed science fiction like The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey, The Maze Runner series by James Dashner, and Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game.

The battle for Earth's survival wages on. Read all of the books: #2: The Power of Six, #3: The Rise of Nine, #4: The Fall of Five, #5: The Revenge of Seven, #6: The Fate of Ten, and #7: United as One.

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  • Pittacus Lore is Lorien's ruling Elder. He has been on Earth preparing for the war that will decide Earth's fate. His whereabouts are unknown.

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  • DOGO Books edmodo-zt7zqt2s8r - "I am Number Four" is a sci-fi thriller that is suspenseful and action-packed. It tells the story of "Number Four," who is an alien from a planet that has been destroyed. When his home planet was almost destroyed, he was sent to Earth with others. There were the ones who would develop powers, and the ones who would guide and help raise the ones with powers. The beings that would develop powers were blessed with an enchantment. When the beings were separated from each other and nowhere near each other, the villains wouldn't be able to kill them, unless the beings were killed in order. The main character in this book is "Number Four." He has been on the run for as long as he can remember, constantly moving. Three of the beings were killed. He was "Number Four." In this novel, Number Four is faced with whole new concepts, as he tries to stay alive and away from the villains who wanted to kill him, tries to learn how to use his new powers successfully, and tries his best not to allow a girl to distract him, with no such luck, of course. It really is a great book, and that's a lot from me, since I typically am not a fan of science fiction novels.
  • Publisher's Weekly

    July 19, 2010
    In this action-packed but formulaic novel, first in the Lorien Legacies series, John Smith appears to be a normal American teenager, living in Ohio with his father, attending high school, and falling for a local girl. But he's really something much cooler: an alien from the planet Lorien, and one of the last survivors of a race that was nearly wiped out by its enemies. And now the evil Mogadorians have traveled to Earth looking for survivors, with an eye toward wiping out this planet as well. John is destined to fight them, but will his superpowers manifest before it's too late? Lore (a Loric elder in the book, and a pseudonym for writer James Frey and a coauthor) provides a fast-moving plot and some genuinely creepy bad guys, though the basic premise is clichéd and the science won't pass muster with diehard SF fans. However, a Michael Bay–produced movie is planned for 2011, and for those looking for an undemanding, popcorn-ready read, this "guy—okay, alien—gets the girl and saves the world" adventure should do the trick. Ages 14–up.

  • Michael Bay, director of Transformers

    "Number Four is a hero for this generation."

  • Chicago Tribune

    "There's genuine suspense...it's easy to get lost in the world of the sweet teen from another planet."

  • Publishers Weekly

    "Action--packed."

  • The Horn Book

    "Riveting."

  • Justine Magazine

    "This is a can't-put-it-down book."

  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

    "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."

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