When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good.
Review: ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax.’ So, Little Boys Get Nine Lives, Too?
“The 9th Life of Louis Drax” starts with a disastrous ninth birthday and some unanswered questions.