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I Am Number FourNine of us came here We look like you We talk like you We live among you But we are not you We can do things you dream of doing We have powers you dream of having We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen We are the su. The language and phrasing is really simplistic which wasn't bad but the story itself makes no sense whatsoever It blends genres and not delicately I feel like the concept of the novel was born before the characters and logic wasn't worked out around itI Am Number Four is about John Smith a teenage boy who is actually an alien from another planet I'm going to give a breakdown of some of the flaws with the story1 John has a guardian from his planet but the guardian has no special abilities It's like the author realized a bunch of little kids couldn't crash land on the planet and run amok so he gave them each a single adult but the kids have to be the special ones So the adult alien is another species of humanoid alien from the planet but a sort of servant species2 The servant species of aliens are powerless but their life goals are to train the powerful mutants Um why Why would you put the power training in the hands of the un powered species The powered species seems to be just as numerous if not so then the un powered species So really why I know Ao that the adults accompanying the children have a purpose Also the author doesn't seem to want to refer to them as slaves or servants which waters down the whole situation and makes it even convoluted3 The aliens got their powers as a gift from the planet for protecting it and reversing the damage they did to it Of course the servant species works just as hard but they get no 'magic' Evolution does not work that way and it is never explained why only one humanoid race developed powers4 The children are protected by a 'charm' that means they can only be killed in order Why a charm This is what I mean about mixing genres First it's science fiction but instead of using any understanding of science to explain the situation the author leaps to magic because that doesn't need to be explained After all he's writing a children's book so who gives a frig There are a thousand creative ways to say why they must be killed in order Or even that the race hunting them is methodical and hunting them in age order since age dictates when they get their powers Or that they are impossible to identify before they manifest their powers It was just like he reached the fastest conclusion possible and then stopped thinking job done5 There's absolutely no visible reason for the aggressive alien race to hunt the nine children into extinction They wiped out a planet an entire PLANET filled with older trained aliens without breaking a sweat The children represent no threat6 The aggressive alien race is interested in earth but they're still dedicating most of their time to hunting these nine stranglers When you wipe out earth you're going to get them anyway guys What's with the obsession7 The charm breaks if any of the children come together They go through pains to stay scattered One of them deliberately breaks this so they can gather together to make a stand Your entire race made a stand and they died you fucking toolThe characters are charmless The male lead is stupid and pigheaded and clearly the author's suave wish I was in high school He's very I can kick your ass puny mortals but I won't The lead makes many stupid stupid choices that endanger everyone around him and break all the rules set up in the beginning of the bookThe female lead is a hot ex cheerleader who choose to be 'good and kind' to everyone instead of being popular The author wants you to know that the male lead could screw a blonde head cheerleader but he has depth and intensity and soul So he's going to bang the one who wants to rescue strays and take beautiful black and white photos of flowers It's CONTRIVED I didn't like either of them nor did their romance ever feel even slightly realIn essence this book was lazily written barely edited there's several typos in the book and pure crap It's a money making scheme and a waste of time for any semi intelligent reader

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characters ´ I Am Number Four ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Nine of us came here We look like you We talk like you We live among you But we are not you We can do things you dream of doing We have powers you dream of having We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen We are the superheroes you woShadows in places where no one would look blending in We have lived among you without you knowingBut they knowThey caught Number One in MalaysiaNumber Two in EnglandAnd Number Three in KenyaThey killed them allI am Number FourI am next. Full review still in progress but here's approximately the first half pre reading comments at the endEDIT Okay I'm never going to finish this thing Frankly I don't care But I added a list of things I was planning to put into it at the endEDIT 2 Everyone who is even THINKING about reading this book should read this article and find out exactly what you're dealing with and what you're supportingIntroduction I Am The Fourth MatrixThere is a theater in my city that shows movies after they’ve left the other theaters for two or three dollars a ticket It’s a pretty good deal On Friday night they showed The Matrix which I’d never seen and I went with a couple of friends It was decent A little bit predictable a little bit too violent at times but overall pretty good The problem was I’d been reading I Am Number Four that same day trying to finish it and put it behind me and I watched one of the released movie clips of Six to reassure myself before I encountered her in the book that someone actually cool would show up eventuallyThis tainted my viewing of The MatrixYou see I Am Number Four is what you get if you took the coolest seuences of The Matrix and the premise of Superman tossed them in a blender and added a sprinkling of generic Love Interest Powder to the top But ah be sure not to blend it too smooth it has to be choppy and jolting to experience and you can’t have that if things meld together seamlesslyI’m frustrated with ‘Pittacus Lore’ for making me think of his characters when I was watching Keanu Reeves stop bullets in midair But on the other hand there’s a wonderful irony to going to see the original on the opening night of the cheap poorly concealed knock offI’m not going to see the movie obviously It’s not worth my time But I did spend time on the book so let’s talk about that for a whileBad Researcher No CookieIt is painfully obvious that ‘Pittacus Lore’ doesn’t know jack about science I’m not sure if he’s trying to bill this as science fiction or not but if so someone should go hit him over the head with the entire collected Dune series or something because this is pretty much the worst science fiction I’ve ever read Why do I say this Oh where to begin well actually that’s obviousLorien is a cheap imitation of Earth and its inhabitants are eually cheap imitations of humans Think about it The fact that they look enough like us to pass as us without extra technology or spells or whatever should have given it away If that wasn’t enough maybe someone else noticed the color scheme of the planet Really Mr ‘Lore’ do you think that all plants are automatically green everywhere in the universe Or for that matter that all water is blue It’s a matter of chemicals and elements and since you take great pains to point out that Lorien has a different concentration of mineral resources than Planet Earth we know that the ratios of elements in the soil have to be different And even if the readers were inclined to let that slide did you really think you get away with giving the Loric people all of these human structures They drive cars and park them in driveways for heaven’s sake They have grass Air shows Fireworks They even have the same kind of names In essence they are exactly like humans except for the ones with sparkly Sue powers Ah and those powers Did you think I’d miss that too Treat it as science fantasy whatever but let’s talk a little hard evolutionary science for a moment When explaining the origins of the Legacies Henri tells John that they were ‘like a gift from the planet’ or some crap like thatUmNoThat is not how evolution worksIt goes like this New traits come to be through random mutations Some of them will be beneficial some simply not detrimental; some will be fatal or sterilizing Events in the environment lead to one trait being favored over others but it must already exist within the population Evolution doesn’t spontaneously create beneficial traits; it amplifies them in the population at large So there would have to have been Legacies already present among the Loric for them to become prevalentOkay change gears herePlanets and starsLorien is one tenth the size of Earth and its star is twice the size of our Sun It’s fourth away from this star All of these should have shaped the kind of life that evolved there For this I have the manga Planetes to thank because without it I might not have noticed; but gravity affects the way body shapes develop Growing up in lower gravity hypothetically should result in a taller individual because there’s less strain on the body Now unless you’re going to tell me that Lorien is superdense that wasn’t accounted for in this bookAnd as for that planet Smaller than Earth It can’t hold as much atmosphere Still relatively close to the Sun It should be BAKED before it can ever support life outside of Kingdom Archaea Granted I may be incorrect on this point; biology is my strong point than astronomyCulture physiology solar system OH WAITParallel evolutionIf you’re not familiar with the term this is what happens when sci fi writers get lazy and decide that every sentient race in the universe looks almost exactly like humans except maybe with pointy ears and funny eyebrows or some crazy forehead makeup TV shows can get away with it or they could until technology caught up with them Books just can’t You don’t have to worry about how to simulate this alien; you’re just describing it anyhow That’s how we get things like the gaseous race that shows up in one of Anne McCaffrey’s ‘The Ship Who’ booksIt’s possible to explain parallel evolution to reader satisfaction The Lighthouse Land by Adrian McKinty did this well ‘Pittacus’ didn’t do so And what’s worse it’s not just one race that looks suspiciously humanoid there a

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Perheroes you worship in movies and comic books but we are realOur plan was to grow and train and become strong and become one and fight them But they found us and started hunting us first Now all of us are running Spending our lives in. The Mogadorian caught Number One in MalaysiaNumber Two in EnglandAnd Number Three in Kenya I am Number FourI am nextCatchy isn’t itUnfortunately the story itself isn’t uite as catchy I was rather underwhelmed to be honestThe plot was ok but somehow it only managed to hold my attention for a period of about 10 minutes After that I found myself getting bored and my thoughts kept drifting off to random topics like what’s for dinner or shit I really need to iron that white blouse of mine While some parts of the story were uite entertaining other parts were just so cliché that I almost gave up on the book entirely I found myself slapping my forehead often than is healthy and several times I surprised myself and random people around me by shouting out loud Oh come on SeriouslyThe scenario in a nutshellAlien hides out in small town alien falls in love with human girl alien goes to party with human girl party escalates house starts burning alien saves human girl from flames said alien is resistant to fire alien tells human girl about true identity human girl has no trouble at all accepting this alien and human girl lie to police about rescue that should have been impossible nasty reporter dude gets suspicious of alien and fishy rescue story chapter ends with reporter dude yelling after alien I will find the truth I always doNow tell me is this worn out or is this worn outAnd this was just one of the scenes that made me want to bang my head on the table There were The characters also felt kind of flat to me John aka #4 was nice enough imagining him as Alex Pettyfer actually helped a lot I also liked Sam Henri and even Mark but just like John’s and Sarah’s relationship the girl herself was dull and just plain boring I didn’t feel the love there was absolutely no tension no tingling no butterflies nada zip zero zilch Just nothing at all that could have triggered any kind of emotion on my partI think the characters I liked best were Six she really kicked ass and the dog oOOverall this was a solid two stars read for me seeing as the story did entertain me at times especially towards the end and I made it through the book but it was definitely nothing memorable for me I’m really looking forward to the movie though I think this might be one of those rare cases where the movie is actually better than the book We’ll see