I Am Number Four | Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror | Fully Booked OnlineThe book was published by HarperCollins on August 3, , and spent seven successive weeks at 1 on the children's chapter of the New York Times bestseller list. DreamWorks Pictures bought the rights to the film in June ; it was released on February 18, and was the first DreamWorks movie to be distributed by Disney's Touchstone Pictures. The novel is the first of a seven-book series. The story centers on the conflict between two extraterrestrial species: the Loric and the Mogadorians. The story opens with a prelude that follows Hannu — the alias used by Number Three, one of nine Garde children hiding on Earth after their homeworld of Lorien was invaded — residing in Kenya where he is killed by Mogadorian assassins under the command of General Andrakkus Sutekh. Most of the book is told in the first person by Number Four, who takes the name John Smith.
I Am Number Four: Part 1
I Am Number Four
Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you.
They killed Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. John Smith is not your average teenager. He regularly moves from small town to small town.
Number TWO was murdered in England. John Smith is an alien from a planet called Lorien. He was one of nine Garde who escaped the planet when it came under attack. The Mogadorians are hunting down the nine Garde and killing them one-by-one. The first three are already dead. The Garde have to be killed in a certain order because of a protection charm, and John is number four, making him next. To stay hidden John moves from small to small town, changing his identity each time.