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Not your average superhero

Hero

Title: Hero
By: Perry Moore

Thom Creed is a pretty average kid except for a few minor details: his dad is an Ex-Superhero, and Thom is Gay. In this action-packed and heart-wrenching novel, Thom struggles to keep his father in the dark about his sexual orientation and the fact that he has joined the League of Superheros, something his father has forbidden. But Thom wishes to do good as he figures out how to use his new abilities along with his League teammates Scarlett, who can control fire; Typhoid Larry, who can get people sick with just a single touch; and Ruth, a sassy, wise older woman who can see the future. This coming-of-age story is geared towards an older teen age range; due to its more mature topics and language, I wouldn't recommend it for anyone younger than 15.

The audiobook narrator, Michael Urie, did a great job. It was also wonderful to listen to Stan Lee read the introduction he wrote for this novel. If you like slice of life superhero stories and are looking for a LGTBQ Teen novel, this is a perfect read/listen for you!

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Posted on April 30, 2016 at 3:03 a.m.

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