Teen Review: I Am Number Four
Review by William, age 15.
I Am Number Four is a good book with many fun moments and an interesting plot. It's a mashup of genres, mostly high school drama and sci-fi. The book is the first in a much longer series, and although it is the first introduction to this parallel earth with aliens and magic it has a much lighter, slower tone than the other novels.
One criticism I have with the book is that although the characters are good characters with motivations and flaws and everything, they don't really act realistic in many situations. This would make sense for the people who are literally aliens (even though they've been living on earth for years by the start of the book), but even the humans act strange in ways that happen to fulfill the plot at times. This makes the characters hard to relate to, which in turn makes them feel less real.
Aside from this, I Am Number Four is a great read that I would recommend to anyone looking for a light series with action and drama.