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I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
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Jun 22, 2011

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bookshelves: read-young-adult
Read from December 14 to 18, 2012

This book was a really fast and fun read, but not exactly intellectually stimulating. The writing is almost laughably formal or forced sometimes, especially given that it is supposed to be the dialogue and thoughts of teenagers. There is also very little development in some of the characters. For example, the girl he falls in love with, Sarah...I finished the book and still don't know much about her or what he sees in her, other than she's beautiful and he loved her as soon as he saw her. Every scene they are together, it's all kissing and snuggling and mushy crap with no real conversation. Gag me. Some of the other characters were well developed though...Sam is my favorite, though that is probably just because he is the nerd. I even liked the bully Mark by the end. So it seems hit or miss with the characters.

BUT the good side is that it's a cool story and full of action and easy to read, so when I'd been reading Quantum Evolution for a while and my brain was threatening to melt down, it was a nice break. There are quite a few things, as far as the technology of the aliens, and the alien worlds that support life, that were never explained or explored, but I'll read the next two books in the trilogy before I harp on the author for writing science fiction with no actual science behind it.

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