“Wha happen?” I said, still half-asleep.
“We were at A&M,” he said, “and someone asked you why you where there.
You told them, ‘I’m a member of the Fellowship.’
‘What fellowship?’ they asked.
‘The Fellowship of the Ring,’ you said.”
At this point, I realized that my extremely nerdy husband had just awakened me in the middle of the night to tell me a Lord of Rings joke.
Of course, A&M has its own version of the One Ring.
You know, when I start to doubt my assertion that I married the biggest Nerd on the planet, he always sets me straight.
I did, in fact, marry the biggest Nerd on the planet.
Count me in!
But they know.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.
I am Number Four.
I am next.”
–Description from Good Reads
The romance added another layer to the story that I truly enjoyed. It reminded me of my high school relationships and the innocence of them. You always think that your high school sweetheart is your one true love. Luckily for me, I was totally wrong about that.
It was nice to see that Four had to deal with “normal” teenage issues — how to woo the girl he liked, a bully at school, etc — and also a few, more complicated alien issues — will his hands suddenly glow during English class?
The whole book, I knew that the Mogadorians were looking for him the whole book, but they kinda snuck up on me at the end. I was concerned with the real issues — like Four’s romance with Sara — and forgot about that whole death and destruction part, hehe.
This is an entertaining read, but it’s not really very complicated. The plot is on the surface — and it doesn’t go any deeper.