John Smith used to be Daniel Jones and he used to be someone else. Although John Has changed his name several times in his life he has always had one label to stick to. He is Number Four, and he is a Loric being. When his planet was attacked he and 8 other Loric children were launched to earth along with an adult Loric caretaker. John was sent with Henri. As long as they have lived on Earth John has been moving around at the smallest hint of trouble. When another scar appears on his leg to say that number three is dead they move immediatly.In a new town John meets a girl, and makes a friend, and gets a dog. This is something he never considered before because he was always moving. Now he has attachments and no desire to leave any of it behind even if the Mogadorian army is on to him again. So when he falls in love he is not going to leave for just anything. As time passes and he settles he reveals that he is an alien to Sarah and Sam. They all take it well. Then after Henri is kidnapped and John just barley rescues him he realizes how much danger they are actually in. Before there is much time to talk John into moving the Mogadorians attack. During the battle Henri is hurt, John's dog turns into a Loric animal, and number six sows up just in time to help save all their butts. This includes Sarah, Mark, and Sam who somehow manage to get into the middle of this battle. Find out if they survive and what happens afterward in I Am Number Four.
This book was wonderful. It made me think about the possibility of there being another world out there not so very different from ours. It also made me never want to stop reading. I felt like I was pulled in and feeling all the same things as john. Disappointment at having to move again, anger at Mark for being a total jerk, the heat of flames as they licked my skin while I was honing my legacies. I really do wonder about life out there.
4 Stars ****