Friday, November 12, 2010

I AM NUMBER FOUR Read Along Discussion #6 [Read Along]

Whooo.  I had a REALLY hard time stopping there.  Seriously!  How 'bout you guys?

Plot Summary:  Nothing shows up in the newspapers about Four's performance at the burning James house, so he goes to school with a warning from Henri that the second something else happens, they're leaving.  He goes through school - up until Home Ec until he gets called to the principal's office and he's given a confidential fax, and asked about a blog article saying that he flew out of the window.  He sees Henri pulling up in the truck.  The fax says ARE YOU NUMBER FOUR?  Four freaks, jumps through the plate glass window, and runs home.  Mark is at his house when he gets there, and then Henri comes in.  Four runs away again to school so that he can try to say goodbye to Sarah.  He finds her locked in the darkroom, then takes her outside where they see a Mogadorian.  Then another.  Then another.  So he uses his Telekinesis to get back inside, and Mogadorians pursue him.  He and Sarah lock themselves in a classroom.  Six appears, breaks spell.  Henri appears, with Mark and Bernie Kosar.  They head to and barricade the home ec room.  As more and more Mogadorians accumulate, they decide to make a run for the tunnel under the stage in the gymnasium.  They make it, but not without interference from Mogadorians, and get out of the tunnel only to find it was a trap.  They send Mark and Sarah back in.  Oh yeah, and Six is invisible.  They follow Mark and Sarah back in, heal Henri with the healing stone, and resolve to not lose help.

Answers:

I guess we totally found out what was in the papers and on the blog!

The Questions:
  1. Why is Mark there?  I don't understand what happened to make Mark want to have anything to do with John.  Can someone please explain?
  2. How many Mogadorians were killed in this section?
  3. What do you think that Four, Six, and Henri's next move will be?
  4. Do you think that the car that pulled into the parking lot called the police?
  5. Do you think they will all six (including BK) escape the school?  If so, how?
  6. Will anyone die in this book?  Make your predictions now.
  7. How long until we find Five, Seven, Eight, and Nine?
  8. Tell us the truth.  Did you stop at the end of today's allotted reading?
Tomorrow's reading:  Finish the book!  

11 comments:

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

1. Well, he's got nowhere to go, does he? His home is gone, which means he's probably been disowned or SOMETHING.
2. Mogs? 0. Scouts? A billion. No, I'm not going to count. I'm sure it was more than six though...
3. Um...to fight? Haha. I don't know. Hopefully not die.
4. What car? O_O Crud. There have been so many cars in the past few chapters, I can't recall.
5. I'm thinking someone will die. :X How? Four will uncover a new Legacy, which is: Transportation. Heh, I dunno.
6. See Q5. I have no specifics, but I'm thinking either Mark, BK or Henri. :S
7. Next book, I'm thinking.
8. Up until now, yes. However, it's only 7.30 pm here, so I'll probably finish it later on. Depends on how curious I am...

The end is near!! OMG! How scary was CH.30? I can't believe we're almost at the end of Four!

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

I'm kind of sorry. I finished the book just then. I'll wait until tomorrow to say anything, though, because I'm afraid any word that I say may give SOMETHING away. Let me just say one thing: wow.

I Heart Monster said...

@Cass - No worries! It's totally tempting for me too :o)

1. Please explain how Mark even wants to be around John? I mean, one minute they're mortal enemies and then John humiliates Mark, and now Mark invites him to parties? W. T. F. I don't get it.
2. I'm not gonna count either, but can I just say that I'm wondering where BK is and wondering when he's going to change into a liger and eat fourteen in one swipe?
3. It had better be to get out somehow. I'm wishing for a flame thrower. But really, their next move needs to be totally strategic, like getting all of those beasties and Mogs into one room and then setting it aflame or something like that.

4. I was referring to the one that pulled into the parking lot and then hightailed it out, but was like, Hmmmm... small town, see something crazy and leave, why wouldn't you call the police, the sheriff, and the FBI (Fringe division of course)? It'd be nice to see the police show up and try to help. It could actually be funny.

5. They need to. But Six seems dispensable at this point and I wouldn't be surprised if she was gone. That said, I also wouldn't be surprised if BK didn't make it out alive. Mark too. And of the three I feel are disposable, I really hope it's Mark that dies. Is that bad?

6. Mark in the darkroom with a sword.

7. Since the charm is broken, I see them as a lot stronger together than apart, and I kind of hope they come soon.

8. Yes. But painfully. And I'm going to wait as long as I can, but I don't know how long that will be.

elizabeth said...

I really did not want to stop reading! I almost kept going, but I stopped myself.

1. I have no idea why Mark is there! It doesn't make sense to me.
2. I don't want to count, but I think a lot were killed.
3. I think they will fight to get away.
4. I doubt the police will be involved at all, so no.
5. I think someone will die, and I think it might be Henri. I hope not, though. I am guessing some power will be involved in the escape.
6. I think Henri will.
7. Next book.
8. I stopped, but it was definitely hard!

elizabeth said...

Question: What ever happened to Sam? Where is he?

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I think that the whole Mark thing is one of the flaws of this novel. It's a little fast for a make-up session, and there seems to be no resolution to the conflict that they had at the beginning of the book. This is a great, entertaining read, but there certainly are some holes and this is a fairly large one. I guess we're supposed to suspend doubt and just go along with it. Which is kinda easy to do when there are a gagillion Morgadorians coming at us, er, them.

Tawnya said...

1. Mark was expelled I believe & investigating curious circumstances surround Mark & that night. Mark only invited John to the party so Sarah would come. My question is why was Sarah alone upstairs in her exes house??

2. Not enough, too many Mogs.

3. So earlier John was hoping for a legacy that let him kill without touching anyone, right. So couldn't he use his telekenesis to like squeeze the beasts heart or burst a blood vessel in the brain? Lets work smarter, not harder.

4. Maybe it was the police and they hightailed it out of there!

5. They are not all making it out alive. Maybe Mark will get a noble streak & act as a diversion (for Sarah of course)

6. See above. Number 6 will NOT die or we wouldn't have a love triangle in the next book.

7. If you're looking for reinforcements - don't hold your breath. We may see Sam before this is all over, but no Loriens

8. Only long enough to type this up. Back to reading.

*Andye* said...

Why is Mark there?  I don't understand what happened to make Mark want to have anything to do with John.  Can someone please explain?

I think he might have been trying to get back in Sarahs good graces, or maybe he had something sinister planned, but when he saw the video and realized that John saved his beloved dogs, and what he could do, he changed his mind about him.

How many Mogadorians were killed in this section?

Haha, a ton! But I guess there are still tons out there!!

What do you think that Four, Six, and Henri's next move will be?

I think after they escape this battle they will search for the rest of the numbers so that they can join forces. Since they voided the protection by being together, there's no reason to stay away from the others.

Do you think that the car that pulled into the parking lot called the police?

Good question! I wonder what they would do if they did come? I think they'd be a little shocked!!

Do you think they will all six (including BK) escape the school?  If so, how?

I kind of think that the three Lorians will leave together with six's invisibility and leave Mark and Sarah hiding in the school. I think Bernie Kosar can take care of himself!

Will anyone die in this book?  Make your predictions now.

Hmmm.... I actually didn't think about this until you asked, but I say either Henri or Sarah will die. Henri would be the predictable Master Jedi dying so his student will excel. But I could also see Sarah dying so that John will be propelled into action. Plus what is he going to do with her if she is still around? She'll just get in the way.

How long until we find Five, Seven, Eight, and Nine?

I don't think we'll see them until the next book. I think some of them may be killed now because of the protection being voided.

Ok, I didn't read ahead, but I'm going to go finish now!

*Andye* said...
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JaevenStar said...

link to my post on EFG http://evesfangarden.com/blog/?p=4600

1. Why is Mark there? I don’t understand what happened to make Mark want to have anything to do with John. Can someone please explain?

Something HAD to have happened while Four and Sarah were out of the room because NO one likes Mark! Why would they go to extreme lengths to make sure he was kept safe? I wonder what he did to redeem himself with Henri.

2. How many Mogadorians were killed in this section?

I lost count.. my guess is somewhere around 10-15.

3. What do you think that Four, Six, and Henri’s next move will be?

Here is my WILDEST guess – I think that all the other Numbers will show up with their Gardes and save the day. My more conservative guess is Four will be killed along with Henri and the sequel will be all about Five.

4. Do you think that the car that pulled into the parking lot called the police?

If the driver is Loric, then no. Because they are going to have to fix this without human intervention. What really would the human police do to help? If the driver was a human, then yes, because as a human we are trained to call the police for help.

5. Do you think they will all six (including BK) escape the school? If so, how?

No. Especially if this is a stand alone book. If there will be a sequel then I think at least one of them (my guess would be 6 because she can be invisible) will make it.

6. Will anyone die in this book? Make your predictions now.

(see above)

7. How long until we find Five, Seven, Eight, and Nine?

again, it depends. If this is a series, I think it won’t happen until the next book(s). If this is a stand alone book, then I think they will all show up to join the fight.

8. Tell us the truth. Did you stop at the end of today’s allotted reading?

Actually, yes, I did! It was so hard! I had it finished early morning Veteran’s Day! With the whole rest of the day off, I had to pick up a different book to read so I wouldn’t be tempted to read on. I cannot wait to find out how this ends!

Anonymous said...

i love this book but dissapointed of the ending..why henri has to die?? i love this character...is it possible to raise him up in the next book??