le 13 mars 2011
L'histoire de John Smith est saisissante, malgré les quelques temps morts. C'est plutôt bien écrit: un anglais très facile à comprendre ( texte écrit au présent ), avec tous les tics de la langue américaine parlée.... Les cent dernières pages deviennent cependant plus difficiles. D'après les critiques, c'est la même chose même avec la traduction française. Les actions s'enchaînent, les révélations, les passages tragiques... Je ne vais en dire plus pour ne pas gâcher la lecture. Mais en fin de compte,dans le reste du livre, il ne se passe pas grand chose. l'amour idyllique entre le personnage principal et Sarah( ils passent leur temps à s'embrasser) devient énervant au bout d'un moment. Les petites misères du lycée, les flash backs... les méchants très méchants qui tuent tout le monde, polluent, vivent dans des grandes villes(pourquoi est-ce qu'il faut parler de la pollution partout?), les Loriens, très gentils, sur une planète verte et fleurissante tués par les méchants...
Bref, c'est plutôt sympa, mais sans plus. encore un livre divertissant mais qui est loin de renouveler le genre.
le 8 août 2011
Nine Lorien teenagers were sent to earth to await their legacies, special powers that each possess, in order to return to their planet to save it. Number Four, Daniel Jones, is moving from Florida to Paradise, Ohio, with his new name, John Smith, and his Cepan, or guardian, Henri.
In Paradise, John tries to start a life as he acquaints himself with Sarah Hart, a friendly, smart ex-cheerleader. Of course, with an ex-cheerleader there's an ex-boyfriend, Mark James, who isn't so happy about the chemistry between John and Sarah. As John begins to fall for Sara, she becomes another person who would be in danger from the Mogadorians, another alien race that are hunting the Lorien teens.
Each Lorien teen is at a different place on Earth. Three have already been caught and killed, which is made clear through the scars on each of the remaining teens' ankles. As another one dies, another scar will appear in order to determine who will be hunted next. Because of a charm, the nine teens must be killed in their chronological order. As number four, John knows he's next.
Despite its controversial co-author, one can't argue that I AM NUMBER FOUR reads just like a script, so it's no surprise that it has been turned into a movie. The novel itself has scenes that are so action-packed, with a little romance thrown in, that it will captivate readers of all ages.
With the sequel, THE POWER OF SIX, releasing in August 2011, only read I AM NUMBER FOUR if you are willing to become addicted to another series.
Reviewed by: Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen
le 9 mars 2011
Very captivating. We don't want this book to end. The suspens is here all along
The story takes us and we got attached to the characters.
I was afraid that it would look like all the other stories on this theme but not at all.
Very very good book.
I am impatient to see how the movie will be. I hope they didn't change it too much.
I can't wait for August, 23rd for the next chapter!!!!!!!
le 4 mai 2014
James Frey (the author) is a weird fish, but he's a Robert Louis Stevenson of our day - just a plain natural storyteller.
You can't stop reading this series - it has the edge young people need to keep reading. It's great stuff, it mens something, it's poetically perfectly-connected.
As a footnote, a (totally hopeless) film was made of one of these books some years ago; just forget all about that and enjoy these instant new classics. I am number four!