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I Am Number Four: Lorien Legacies, Book 1

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Super-powered fugitive alien finds high school romance.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 11+

I loved it but i am a 11 year old and its the best

This title has:

Educational value
age 12+

Great book for early teens

Both my daughters loved this book, but it was a-bit easy for them. Although it has some faults, such as swearing and violence, it has very good themes and morals. I would recommend it to anyone through the age of 11-14.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (71 ):

Though the mish-mash of genres keeps I AM NUMBER FOUR from any real complexity, the various elements seem to blend together quite well. Only at the end, as expected, do readers get the all-out alien slug-fest.

John is a solid, good-hearted character, and his relationship with his mentor Henri is touching. Love interest Sarah seems to lose her depth as the story goes forward -- maybe it's the too-quick acceptance of who John really is that does it. But other teen characters grow in surprising ways. And there are just enough surprises and suspense to propel readers through the series -- and into theaters to see the film.

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