I Am Number Four

Book: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Release Date: February 18, 2011

Starring: Dianna Agron, Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Oliphant

Synopsis: Nine alien babies flee their planet to hide on Earth.  An enemy species has vowed to hunt down, in sequence, the children who will eventually develop superhuman powers.  John (Pettyfer), is next, he is number four.  Hiding in small town Ohio, John falls in love with Sarah (Agron), but must stand up and fight for his life.



Book: Beastly by Alex Finn

Release Date: March 4, 2011

Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen

Synopsis: In a modern day take on Beauty and the Beast, Kyle Kingsbury (Pettyfer) has it all, until a girl he bullies turns out to be a witch.  She casts a spell on him, and he turns into a grotesque monster, a beast.  The only way that the spell can be broken is if Kyle can find a girl to fall in love with him for who he is.


The Lincoln Lawyer

Book: The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Release Date: March 18, 2011

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, William H. Macy, Ryan Phillippe

Synopsis: Mickey Haller (McConaughey), a criminal defense attorney, operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car.  Traveling around Los Angeles, he helps clients of all kinds until he meets wealthy realtor Louis Roulet (Phillippe), who is accused of attempted murder.  His apparent innocence is tested by lies, revelations and a case that turns out to be anything but easy.


Water for Elephants

Book: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Release Date: April 22, 2011

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz

Synopsis: Set in the depression era, young veterinary student Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson) abandons his life to join the Benzini Brothers circus.  There he meets a cast of characters including Rosie the elephant, August (Waltz) the brutal animal trainer, and his wife Marlena (Witherspoon) who quickly becomes Jacob’s love interest.


Lindsey Levinsohn is a collection development specialist for OverDrive.

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