Our 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 shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.
But they know.
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.
I really enjoyed this book. I was worried that it wouldn't be able to live up to all the hype. They are already making a movie out of it, the author Pittacus Lore is giving crazy interviews to EW and the press is already unbelievable and the book isn't even out yet. Again, I was worried. I shouldn't have been.
The book is about a a boy named John who isn't all he seems. He is actually an alien who fled his home planet with 8 other children and their guardians and came to earth to reach maturity (and to recieve their legacies- powers that they will grow into) before they can return to their home planet of Lorien and hopefully rebuild it. The Mogadorians (aka: the bad guys) have followed them to earth and are picking them off, one by one. Numbers 1-3 are dead, John is number 4. The author (who by the way, is not really named Pittacus Lore) asks you to buy into a lot (including who he really is) but if you are the sort of person who likes to read book that create worlds within worlds and crazy creatures that might be walking amoung us, then this is really a great book.
I really enjoyed it. I loved seeing John come into his own and am looking forward to the next books in the series and to see what happens with the movie.