Review: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four
Pittacus Lore
Harper, 2010
When I first caught the trailer for the film version of I Am Number Four I was excited to learn that it was based on a book. Reviews I encountered frequently referred to I Am Number Four (which has a pretty awesome title) as sci-fi; something of a rarity in the fantasy-saturated YA market. Unfortunately I found that I Am Number Four is sci-fi in the same way that Star Wars is sci-fi; pretty much not at all. While marketed towards the teen crowd I had hoped I would find something a bit more mature instead what I found was a soap operatic teenage power fantasy.

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