To everyone, even those who don’t know my long love-to-hate relationship with the books, I refer to Pittacus Lore’s series exclusively as IAmSexy Number Four. There is a whole legion of very confused people wandering around the Midwest trying to find such an excellently titled series. Sometimes they actually stumble upon the real books and, after reading the first, they say, “Meg, this is utterly terrible. Why did you make them sound so good?”
And I always tell them, “Wait, read the second one. It gets better.”
And that, canaries, is how I lose friends. Continue reading
Review by the roving raptor critic, Meg. Read her book review of I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore here.
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About halfway through viewing “I Am Number Four,” my friend leaned over and whispered, “I can only imagine how you lived through reading this book.”
“Actually,” I whispered back, “this is like a thousand times better!”
I Am Number Four was a pretty atrocious book. “I Am Number Four” was also a pretty atrocious movie. However, decent acting, good CGI, and a healthy dose of eye candy made it so much more palatable; I actually found myself enjoying parts. But they were only small parts and few and far between. On the whole, the movie rose only slightly above its source material.
The general background remains true to the book (a review of which can be found at Meg’s Review: I Am Number Four): Number Four/John (Alex Pettyfer) is an alien on the run. He hides out in Paradise, Ohio where he meets/falls in love with beautiful Sarah (Dianna Argon), befriends nerdy Sam (Callan McAuliffe) and does his best to sort of follow the ground rules laid out by his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant). But of course, things go awry and the alien invaders find him and begin to blow the general crap out of everything. Continue reading