I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four

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The first book of the #1 New York Times bestselling series and the inspiration for the hit movie from Dreamworks!

John Smith seems like an ordinary teenager, living a normal life with his guardian Henri in Paradise, Ohio. But for John, keeping a low profile is essential, because he is not an ordinary teenager. He's an alien from the planet Lorien, and he's on the run. A group of evil aliens from the planet Mogadore, who destroyed his world, are hunting anyone who escaped.

Nine Loric children were sent to Earth to live in hiding until they grew up and developed their Legacies, powers that would help them fight back--and help them save us. Three of them are now dead. John is Number Four, and he knows he's next....

Michael Bay, director of Transformers, raved: "Number Four is a hero for this generation." This epic story is perfect for fans of action-packed science fiction like The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey, The Maze Runner series by James Dashner, and Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game.

The battle for Earth's survival wages on. Read all of the books: #2: The Power of Six, #3: The Rise of Nine, #4: The Fall of Five, #5: The Revenge of Seven, #6: The Fate of Ten, and #7: United as One.

Don't miss the first book in the brand-new I Am Number Four spin-off series: Generation One.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 440 pages
  • 144.78 x 210.82 x 43.18mm | 521.63g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media Tie In
  • 0062026240
  • 9780062026248
  • 231,013

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Action packed. --Publishers Weekly"
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Back cover copy

We may be walking past you right now.

We are watching as you read this.

We may be in your city, your town.

We are living anonymously.

We are waiting for the day when

We will find each other.

We will make our last stand together--if

We win,

We are saved, and

You are saved as well.

If we lose, all is lost.
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Rating details

272,610 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 36% (98,219)
4 33% (91,206)
3 22% (58,721)
2 7% (17,895)
1 2% (6,569)

Our customer reviews

I have just finished this book which was recommended to me by my cousin who in turn had it recommended to her by a colleague. There is a reason this book comes highly recommended and its because it rocks! It is possibly the best sci-fi work I've read since twilight... it has a lot in common with twilight in terms of theme so if you liked twilight you will love this. Its based around an alien who comes to earth in order to avoid an enemy race which destroyed his home planet. During the attack on his planet the main character (John) and eight other children are smuggled from Lorien (home planet) to Earth in the hopes that they will mature and come into their superpowers and fight off the enemy race. In order to ensure the children have the best possible chance of survival a charm was placed on them so that the enemy can only kill them in numerical order. 1,2,and 3 die early on and John is number 4. I don't want to give to much away so I won't go into more detail but don't be put off by the fact its aliens because this is an excellent read!show more
by Alison O\' Connor
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