This happened the other night when we watched I am Number Four. Yes, I know I'm showing my ignorance here, but I had no idea this book was out there until I saw the movie. But to make up for that, I did some research. Just in case you didn't know either.
- I am Number Four was written by Pittacus Lore, which of course is a pseudonym because nobody is that cruel. The authors' real names are James Frey and Jobie Hughes.
- The movie rights were sold before the book even came out. (How does that happen, exactly?)
- It was on the children's chapter NY times bestseller list seven weeks in a row. At numero uno. (Where have I been, exactly?)
- There will be more, apparently. Hallelujah! The next one is set to come out in August so I guess I know what book I'm reading in July. (Sorry books on hold at the library; there are just more pressing matters.)
There was one scene in the movie that kind of made me laugh. A floor machine is shown running all by itself, signifying that the custodian manning it had been killed. Let me just tell you, as a person who has cleaned many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many floors, floor machines do not run by themselves. Once you let go of the power bar, they shut off. It's a safety measure because, after all, they are dangerous power tools. (Trust me on that.)
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