Middle school students have reading interests that run the gamut from Diary of a Wimpy Kid to Twilight. Sometimes as a parent it is hard to know what is age appropriate for your child. Through this blog, I will try to help parents make informed decisions about what is available in our library. I am hoping that this blog will be a resource for our parents, and that we can all work together to make our students life-long readers!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four
by Pittacus Lore
From the publisher:
"Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books-but we are real. Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing. But they know. They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. They killed them all. I am Number Four. I am next."

This is the first book in The Lorien Legacies series.  There is a big controversy about the author of this book, but in spite of that I liked it.  It was recommended to me by one of my Media Aides and she loved it!  I thought it was an intriguing premise, I liked the characters, and it was a quick and easy read. I did NOT like all the bad language.  And I found the ending highly implausible.

Numerous uses of the "s" word, the "h" word and the "d" word.  Some kissing.  Heavy violence at the end.

Suggested age:
School Library Journal - Grades 7 and up
Publisher's Weekly - Ages 14 and up

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