• Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

Kyle Straker volunteered to be hypnotized at the annual community talent show, expecting the same old lame amateur acts. But when he wakes up, his world will never be the same.

Televisions and computers no longer work, but a strange language streams across their screens. Everyone’s behaving oddly. It’s as if Kyle doesn’t exit. Is this nightmare a result of the hypnosis? Will Kyle wake up with a snap of fingers to roars of laughter? Or is this something much more sinister?

Narrated on a set of found cassette tapes at an unspecified point in the future, Human.4 is an absolutely chilling look at technology gone too far.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Lab ®
Language English
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.7
Reading Counts! Points 11.0
Text Type Fiction—Science Fiction/Fantasy
BISACS YAF001000, YAF055000, YAF015000
Dewey [Fic]
Lexile 770
ATOS Reading Level 5.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 144222
Accelerated Reader® Points 6.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews


  • Booklist Top 10 SciFi/Fantasy for Youth, Winner, 2011
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Winner, 2011



“Lancaster fashions a fast-paced, upsetting little thriller punctuated by ominous editorial notes that translate Kyle’s details for the futuristic audience.” —Booklist