TITLE: I Am Number Four
AUTHOR: Pittacus Lore
GOOD STUFF: suspenseful, romance, relatable, sci-fi, intriguing, slightly magical, emotional (at the end I cried), action, friendship, loyalty
BAD STUFF: brief language, bullying, warfare, suspense, violence
RATING: 9 because it is a good read, a little strange, and didn't leave you like saying, "That was a total waste of my time." 1/2 a point was knocked off because it talks briefly about the end of the world being December 21, 2012 and the Bible says that only God knows when the end of the world is gonna be, not even his son, Jesus knows. Also, a half of the other half got knocked because the main character technically is an alien and some people have a hard time determining the difference between what's real and what's fake. It also talks about alien abductions and I don't want anyone getting scared to death that an alien is coming to their town to kill them all. The other half of the half (ok this is getting confusing...) got taken off because at one point his friend is pointing a gun at his head and that could be a bit scary for younger kids.
RECOMMENDED READERS: I would say I would probably recommend this to 13-16 year olds although I'm sure older teens would like it too.
COMPANION BOOKS: The Power of Six (I will read this as soon as I get it from the library), The Rise of Nine (comes out August 30, 2012)