Book Review: “I Am Number Four”
Reviewed by Joseph Matherne
This novel tells the story of a boy with strange powers but who is hunted before his powers can awaken.
In the novel, John Smith is gifted with amazing powers, and since he is the last of his kind, he must do whatever it takes to survive. Armies are in search of Smith because they previously captured the first three of his kind, and every time one of them dies, a scar is left as a memory of who is left.
John is left with two scars, but late one afternoon a burning sensation arises, revealing the death of the third. Now John knows he is next and as armies march toward him he must prove the impossible by escaping the fates of the ones who want him dead.
Will he escape? Will he Die?
I chose “I Am Number Four” because I liked the idea of an action/adventure novel, and Pittacus Lore is an author I have never experienced before.
I enjoyed her writing due to the intense imagery and intricate story line.
Since it is a fantasy story, nonfiction lovers might not enjoy this book much. However, it is worth the time to read and discover Number Four.
Joseph Matherne is a graduating senior in the academically gifted program at Hahnville High. Matherne enjoys basketball, soccer, video games, dancing and singing. He will attend Southeastern University in the fall.
Editor’s note: Book reviews are published weekly during the summer in agreement with Hahnville High School gifted English teacher Deborah Unger in conjunction with the Brown Foundation Service Learning Program.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
Three people have been arrested in connection with the theft of thousands of...
St. Charles Parish residents might see a familiar face while tuning in to...
Originally opened in 2005, the Satellite Center will celebrate 10 years at a...
The St. Charles Parish School Board will ask residents to approve up to $42 million...
A blaze last Thursday on River Oaks Drive in Destrehan has displaced a mother and...
The falling price of oil has resulted in low prices at the pump—in some cases, less...
Majoria's Supermarket in Boutte has a butcher shop, large liquor, beer and wine department and deli. The fresh vegetable fruit and handmade sandwich trays are traditional fare at family gatherings.
Comardelle - 879 views
Randall R. Comardelle, 54, a native and resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Monday, Jan. 12.