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Content Review: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies)
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; 1 edition (August 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061969559
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061969553
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 superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real. 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.

Sexual Content:

    -Mild
        Some kissing by the main characters, a couple of times while laying on #4's bed, but nothing else happens.
        A mention of other teens making out.


Language:

    -Heavy


Violence:

    -Moderate
        -War violence between the Mogadorians, who destroyed Lorian and are after the survivors, and the Lorians.  Not a lot of mention of blood or gore.
        -Some of the football players bully #4, and he beats them up.


Other Notables:

    -Teens at a party with lots of drinking.


Review:

    I thought this book was pretty good.  It wasn't one of my favorites and a lot of it was very predictable, but I enjoyed reading it.  I think all the battle scenes will make for a fantastic movie, which is coming out soon!  In fact, it may make a better movie than book.  Full review to come soon.


Rating:

    7 out of 10



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