Officially, the bestselling novel I Am Number Four and its sequels are the work of Pittacus Lore, an elder of the endangered Lorien civilization. Unofficially, they're the creation of Million Little Pieces author James Frey, and his "fiction factory."
Pittacus Lore is an Elder of the Lorien civilization, who for some reason enjoys writing books where he painstakingly documents the make-out sessions of the teenagers of his race. (Actually, Pittacus Lore was originally a pseudonym for James Frey and his co-author Jobie Hughes — who did the bulk of the writing on I Am Number Four and its…
James Frey's I Am Number Four didn't blow us away... but as a movie pitch in book form, it worked great, since Michael Bay and DJ Caruso have already filmed it. And it's just the first of many.
Some of the most exciting, memorable science fiction of the past few years has come out in the young-adult section. And then there are books like the much-hyped I Am Number Four, which is pretty forgettable. Spoilers ahead!