Thursday, June 16, 2011
Fruitcake Reads: I am Number Four
The first time I heard mention of I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore was by Miss Zoot. She was talking about wanting to hurry up and finish reading it so she could see the movie when it came out. I looked the book up and put it on my soon to read list in my head and then forgot about it. Then I saw the movie trailer and remembered I wanted to read it, put it on my to read list in my head and forgot about it again.
I finally picked it up to read a couple weeks ago and promptly devoured it in a couple days. It isn't a completely original idea and at some points it definitely feels like you have already read it, but still a good summer read.
I Am Number Four centers around a 15 year old boy, John Smith, who just wants to fit in and have a regular high school life. But he is an alien and is developing special super powers so he is also having to hide all of that from his peers, friends, and girlfriend. Oh and he is being hunted by another set of aliens who want to kill him.
This is apparently part of a developing series of books, centering around these teenage aliens with superpowers. I didn't love the ending of the book; it felt rather contrived and used, but I think if the series was read together, it would probably be better.
What are you reading? Read anything good lately?