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Hero

Moore, Perry (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Thom Creed is used to being on his own. Even as a highschool basketball star, he has to keep his distance because of his father. Hal Creed had once been one of the greatest and most beloved superheroes of The League&mdashuntil the Wilson Towers incident. After that Thom's mother disappeared and his proud father became an outcast. The last thing in the world Thom would ever want is to disappoint his father. SoThom keeps two secrets from him: First is that he's gay. The second is that he has the power to heal people. Initially, Thom had trouble controlling his powers. Butwith trail and error he improves, until hegets so good that he catches the attention of the League and is asked to join. Even though he knows it would kill his dad, Thom can't resist. When he joins the League,he meets a motely crew of other heroes, including tough-talking Scarlett, who has the power of fire from growing up near a nuclear power plant; Typhoid Larry, who makes everyone sick by touching them, but is actually a really sweet guy; and wiseRuth, who has the power to see the future. Together these unlikely heroes become friends and begin to uncovera plot to kill the superheroes. Along the way, Thom falls in love, and discovers the difficult truth about his parents' past. This is a moving, funny, and wonderfullyoriginal novel that shows that things are not always what they seem, and love can be found in theunlikeliest of places.
Authors: Moore, Perry
Title: Hero
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 428 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Perry Moore
ISBN: 1423101952
9781423101956
Branch Call Number: y MOORE
Subject Headings: Gay teenagers Juvenile fiction Heroes Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Topical Term: Gay teenagers
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Thom Creed has a dilemma. Make that two dilemmas. He's never told anyone he's gay or about his superpowers.

Knowing his father lives with the shame of being seen as a murder after being kicked out of the The League of superheroes, the last thing in the world Thom would ever want is to disappoint his father. SoThom keeps two secrets from him: First is that he's gay. The second is that he has the power t... Read More »

Thom Creed has a dilemma. Make that two dilemmas. He's never told anyone he's gay or about his superpower.

It's difficult being a closeted superhero teenager. It's even harder to be a closeted gay superhero teenager...


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i enjoyed this book!!!
but seriously whats with his name???
(and how would you even pronounce it??? i just called him Tom in my head. it was closesed to Thom that i could think of)
it was interesting how he basically rippedoff already created Superheros and just changed their names...and in Justice's (the Superman ripoff's) case, he changed the personality.
(wonderlands is wrong tho...not all of the heroes were DC knockoffs. American Agent was obviously based on Captain America (who's Marvel) and :( i didnt like that he insulted him, FYI)
it was really obvious who who Thom was going to end up dating, and the secret identity of Dark Hero was also obvious.
why do we never learn Goran's brothers name???
and why was the ending so sad (concerning his parents)

Dec 08, 2013
  • drewscow rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It was a interesting read, and to be perfectly honest the only reason why I even read it was because the main character was a gay superhero. That idea just made me giggle with glee, as most gay novels are focused on coming out and coming to terms with homosexuality and all of that jazz. This book was no exception. The book was flat, predictable, and didn't go to deep with significant character development. At some points in the book, the plot was either going too fast or too slow. Besides it's flaws, Hero is good and in the shallow pool of LGBT/Super hero books to read from I do highly recommend this one.

Jul 27, 2013
  • mapletea rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is one of my absolute favourites. Not the typical superhero book, which made it really interesting. Awesome book.

Jul 25, 2013
  • aniksteeves rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really liked this book because it didn't seem like the typical superhero book, it was a lot of fun to read. The downside was that it was predictable and many of the superhero's were very similar to ones that already existed.

Apr 24, 2013
  • wonderlands rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I leaped at the chance to read this book when I saw it for the first time a few months ago. I mean, as an avid comic reader and a member of the lgbt community myself, gay superhero just seemed up my alley.

This book, however, completely flopped with my expectations. The author does not even try to come up with a strong, interesting plot and all the heroes are ripped completely off from DC's characters, with one word in their name changed.

Unimaginative, unoriginal, and definitely not worth the time you'll spend reading it.

Jan 30, 2013
  • dprodrig rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

What would you do if you were gay and had the potential to be a super-hero? Can those two things even mix? And what if your dad and family had been destroyed by the very organization that offers the super-hero training? What would you do? Well written, complex book that requires you to accept the characters and let your own agenda and plot expectations go.

Jan 22, 2013
  • Hufflegirl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't always exciting but it was different than any other book I've read. It's a feel good book.

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

it wuz rlly horrible and did not have a "correct plot" at what is goin on.....rlly confusing to read and not a good story for young adults!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 18, 2012
  • Ambiii rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

WHO NAMES THEIR KID THOMB?

awesome book would read it agian and again

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Jun 10, 2013
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Apr 05, 2013
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Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Thom Creed is a high school basketball star. His mother abandoned the family and his father is a former masked crimefighter who retired in disgrace following a national incident and now works as a lowly worker in a factory. Thom's own superpowers are beginning to manifest themselves, as is his homosexuality. But Thom must keep his powers a secret, for fear of further disgracing his father and risking his hometown's homophobic wrath.
But as Thom's sexuality becomes more troublesome, he decides to run away from home. He immediately becomes mixed up in a battle between some villains and The League, and does well enough to be invited to try out for the team. Thom is accepted as a trainee, and assigned to work with a group of other probationary heroes. The stress of keeping so many secrets from his father exacts a painful toll.
Soon, however, the world's superheroes begin dying under mysterious circumstances. In order to solve the mystery, Thom must reunite with his fellow outcast trainees and deal as well with society's prejudices when his secrets are revealed.

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Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

“You can't go on like you're going to start really living one day like all this is some preamble to some great life thats magically going to appear. I'm a firm believer that you have to create your own miracles, don't hold out that there's something better waiting on the other side. It doesn't work that way. When you're gone, you're gone. Don't wait.”

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

“But everything had changed, and I was becoming more and more of who I really was, and less of this person I had thought I wanted to be.”

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

“Maybe you all didn't notice,but when that hospital was about to crumble with all those innocent people inside, Thom was the only one who stopped the Wrecking Balls. The only finger I feel like pointing right now is my middle one, at all of you, bunch of ungrateful wretches, if you ask me.”

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

"I'm Thom." I scratched a dry patch above my elbow. "I can heal things. Sometimes.”

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

“Now I was the only one left. I thought about what I was going to say: Oh, hi there, I'm Thom. I just want to say what an honor it is to be a part of this prestigious team. A leader that wants to kick my ass, some bitchy girl with a major attitude problem, a geriatric precog, a guy who should probably be quarantined at the Center for Disease Control, and me, just your average, ordinary, gay teen superhero. Surely we're what the founding members had in mind when they banded together to form the world's premier superhero group. What's not to be excited about?

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

“You can't go on like you're going to start really living one day like all this is some preamble to some great life that's magically going to appear. I'm a firm believer that you have to create your own miracles, don't hold out that there's something waiting on the other side. It doesn't work that way. When you're gone, you're gone. There's no pearly white gates with an open bar and all the Midori you can drink. You get one go-around and you gotta make it count. I know that it sounds harsh, but it's true. Don’t wait.”

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

“But everything had changed, and I was becoming more and more of who I really was, and less of this person I had thought I wanted to be.”

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

“You can't go on like you're going to start really living one day like all this is some preamble to some great life thats magically going to appear. I'm a firm believer that you have to create your own miracles, don't hold out that there's something better waiting on the other side. It doesn't work that way. When you're gone, you're gone. Don't wait.”

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

“I filled my head with thoughts of the future, of infinite possibly. There's someone out there who will one day find me and fall in love with me and prove that all this waiting actually meant something....”

Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

“Once in a while, life gives you a chance to measure your worth. Sometimes you're called upon to make a split-second decision to do the right thing, defining which way your life will go. These are the decisions that make you who you are.”

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