Until two weeks ago. I took a giant step and got a library card. I have never had a library card in my life. I sound like a snob, but I like to own my books, and also to support my workplace ( a bookstore, lucky me!) I buy my books. But in order to understand the wonderfulness of our local metro library system's ebook program, I had to get a library card. With that, I downloaded the library program to my NOOK and looked for something to check out. I Am Number Four popped up, and it was available for check out, so I did. For 14 days, it was free for me to read on my NOOK. Tomorrow it disappears off my NOOK and back to the library, for another patron to enjoy. Today was a massive reading session, to finish this book. And I am so glad I did!
The novel starts out kinda slow, and I think this can give people the wrong impression. But stick with it, cause it may start off walking, but it ends up galloping to the exciting end. John Smith and Henri are two people who never stay very long in one place. John and Henri have been on the run since they landed on Earth from another planet. John and 8 other children are the last hope for their planet to defeat their mortal enemies. John is number four--and the first three kids have all been killed. John is next. Can he stay hidden from the Mogadarians who are relentlessly hunting down these kids and killing them before their powers develop? Oh, and John meets a lovely young woman, Sarah, who captures his heart and makes him long for a normal "human" life.
This was a great science-fiction teen read for both teens and adults. The movie comes out in February, 2010 and I will certainly see it! I watched the trailer and it looks pretty darn good--I just hope they follow the book.