I wasn't sure what I was getting into. I knew the movie was coming out, but I'm one who likes to read a book before I see the movie. I loved the story. You get a feel of how the action is going to be right from the beginning. I was always waiting, page by page, for the Mogadorians to attack. When they did..Wow! They don't hold back. Reminded me somewhat of the Roman battles you see in the movies. First the "spies" than the first wave of fighters, than BAM! Full fledge attack. Loved it. You feel for Number Four the entire book. Here's a guy, who's also an alien, that just wants to be a regular teen, have regular friends, go on regular dates, and fall in love with a regular girl, but obstacles keep popping up that disturbs it all. I can't wait to read "The Power of Six!"