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.....
My Rating: 3.5/5
I finally decided to read this book because the movie comes out in just under two weeks (in Australia). It is the first book that I have read where there have been aliens.
The plot was the only attribute that had me turning the page.
All the characters were average and stereotyped. The main character John Smith was average from everything from his name to his personality.
The ending seemed a little rushed, and considering this book was almost 400 pages long I think it could have been paced out a bit more evenly.
The next book in the series, The Power of Six follows the life of Number 7. This is the first book in a proposed 6 book series.