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Content Review: The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

Reading level: Young Adult
: 416 pages
: HarperCollins (August 23, 2011)
Listening Length:
10 hour(s) and 47 min.
Program Type
: Audiobook
: Unabridged
: Harper Audio (August 23, 2011)
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I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us. Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we'll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I've been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together? They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed. I am Number Seven. One of six still alive. And I'm ready to fight.
  • Sexual Content:  Mild
  • Profanity:  Heavy
  • Violence:  Heavy
  • Other Notables:  None
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I wasn't planning on reading this book.  I liked I Am Number Four ok.  Just ok.  I loved the movie, and figured I'd just wait for the next one, and not worry about the books.  But Harper sent the book, and the audio, so I decided to give it a shot.  I'm really glad that I did.  I liked this book SO much better than the first.  Maybe it was because there was more action, and mystery.  Maybe it was because of Six....she is seriously hardcore.  Maybe it was the absence of Sarah.  I just couldn't take their mushy-gushy relationship in Four.  Ugh. I loved finding out more about the Lorien history.  I loved the non-stop action and adventure in this book.  I love the alternating points of view, and waiting for the time when those two world would collide.  I loved the romantic tension between Four and Six.  Thank the Lord he isn't stuck with Sarah (though I worry he'll still end up with her in the end....ugh).  There were so many things that I liked so much more in this book than in the first.  It made me wonder if it was written by a completely different person (does anyone have any info on that). So even though I thought I was done with this series, I find myself now eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.  I can't wait to see how all the Loriens will find each other, and how their stories will intersect.  And will there be a movie??  I seriously hope so!

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