I Am Number Four
By Pittacus Lore
(HarperCollins, Paperback, 9780061969577, 496pp.)
Publication Date: August 23, 2011
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Nine of us came here.
We look like you.
We talk like you.
We live among you—but
We are not you.
We have powers you dream of having.
We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books
But we are real.
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.
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.
“Number Four is a hero for this generation.”
-Michael Bay, director of Transformers
“There’s genuine suspense…it’s easy to get lost in the world of the sweet teen from another planet.”
-The Horn Book
“This is a can’t-put-it-down book.”
“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.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books