Saturday, 28 August 2010

TEEN: I Am Number 4 - Pittacus Lore

Release Date: 26/08/10


In the beginning we were nine. We left when we were very young, almost too young to remember. Almost. And now ...Three are gone. We are here to keep our race alive, which was almost entirely obliterated. We're just trying to survive. Six are left. But we are hunted, and the hunters won't stop until they've killed us all. They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. I am Number Four. I know that I am next.


To be honest with you, the book blurb didn’t enthuse me with confidence. It just didn’t grab me and the first twenty pages felt like it backed my original thoughts to the hilt.

After that, however, I was pleased that I persevered as this book blends aliens into the superhero genre alongside a war secretly waged by the beings that massacred the heroes home planet to eradicate all survivors.

This title is well written, the leading character fascinating and the three principle support cast members really make this tale with their dialogue alongside the emotional interaction. By the end of this story I had made notes to seek out future releases in this series and I’d suggest that you help your young reader get the most from this by helping them past the initial set up.

1 comment:

  1. Not sure where I looked at this but I kind of had similar thoughts to yours when I read the blurb. Might have to look into it further :)