By Keith Staskiewicz
July 19, 2010 at 02:38 PM EDT

To cap EW’s run of three (strangely, not four) exclusives for the upcoming YA novel I Am Number Four, we present to you an early glimpse at the book’s first nine (again, not four) pages. The alien saga is set to hit bookstores Aug. 3, and aims to be only the first entry in a planned Lorien Legacies series. Pittacus Lore, the pseudonym of authors James Frey (yes, that James Frey) and Jobie Hughes, told EW that he’s working on a sequel titled The Power of Six, and a movie adaptation from producers Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg is already in the works. So, click on the link below to read the prologue and first chapter and let us know what you think.

Click here to read the first nine pages of I Am Number Four.

Is all this pre-publication hubbub justified? Do you want to read more? Do you want to read less, presumably via some alien-technology time machine?

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