I Am Number Four
by Pittacus Lore
Michael Joseph Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780718156473
Date: 26 August 2010 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof Copy: This one set the news wires alight when the original acquisition was reported a year or so ago.I am Number Four is a teen-centric SF thriller by one 'Pittacus Lore' (which is little internet digging reveals to be the pen-name of Oprah favourite and author of A Million Little Pieces James Frey and newcomer Jobie Hughes). Film rights were snapped up by Dreamworks and the movie, directed by D.J. Caruso and produced by Michael Bay will be a summer blockbuster of 2011.
"John Smith is not your average teenager. He regularly moves from small town to small town. He changes his name and identity. He does not put down roots. He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is. If he stops moving those who hunt him will find and kill him. But you can't run forever. So when he stops in Paradise, Ohio, John decides to try and settle down. To fit in. And for the first time he makes some real friends. People he cares about – and who care about him. Never in John's short life has there been space for friendship, or even love. But it's just a matter of time before John's secret is revealed. He was once one of nine. Three of them have been killed. John is Number Four. He knows that he is next..."