I Am Number Four is one of those novels where I saw the movie first. Doesn’t happen often and I’m not sure whether or not it clouded my judgment. The movie left out a lot of the Lorien backstory, and I appreciated that information. I liked the characterization of Sarah better in the movie, though. While in both texts she was a character who realizes she doesn’t want to be defined by her boyfriend, I felt like her I individuality was more developed in the film text.
There’s already a wait list for this novel in my classroom, which I’m rather excited about. I was selfish and wanted to read it first this time.