Aug 13, 2010 5:30 AM
If you haven't heard of I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore ($11) yet, don't worry. By the end of next year, you'll know all about it. That's because this is widely projected to be the next "big" series, and the first film is slated for release in 2011. You can get a jumpstart on the craze by adding the first book to your end-of-summer reading list and become familiar with a gripping and vivid world in which nine alien teenagers fight for their lives on Earth after their planet is destroyed by another (evil) alien species.