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I Am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore

6 reviews

onefineelephant's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

1.5

3/10. It was pretty bad. The love interest, Sarah, had no personality at all and essentially only existed for the main character. Also, the main character, Number 4/John had no personality either.
SpoilerWhat are the chances that the closest inhabitable planet in the entire universe has aliens that look exactly like humans but have superpowers? Additionally, what are the chances that John's superpowers are being immune to fire and then his girlfriend is the only person out of 150 drunk teenagers who gets trapped in the burning building? Also, the villains are just pure evil with no redeeming qualities which is not my preference. I am also so mad that Henri, the only adult in the book and John's only family, dies in the battle. I am also mad that Sam just abandons his mom at the end of the book when she has nobody but him and his dad disappeared too. There are just so many questions left unanswered at the end of the book and I'm pretty sure these never get answered even though there are more books in the series. Like why was John just not allowed to know that they had a chimaera pet? Why was Mark involved in the battle in the first place? What were the secrets that Henri was keeping from John about the original invasion?

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cianarae's review

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adventurous hopeful sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

The story is interesting but the writing is pretty lazy. A lot of really convenient coincidences as well as a lot of leaping to convenient conclusions that didn’t always make sense. 

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ashybear02's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional hopeful inspiring lighthearted mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5


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lindseyrenee's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75


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amndaj's review

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adventurous mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

I wanted to read this book after having watched the movie. Well, I wanted to read the series, but I didn't want to skip this one, just in case things ended differently. It was pretty similar, but it did have a different feel somehow. I think the characters were well written and more loveable in the book. Will be reading more in the series, for sure. 

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bookworm513's review against another edition

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adventurous tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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