Hero

Hero The last thing in the world Thom Creed wants is to add to his dad Hal s pain so he keeps secrets Like that he has special powers And that he s been asked to join the League the very organization of

  • Title: Hero
  • Author: Perry Moore
  • ISBN: 9781423101963
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • The last thing in the world Thom Creed wants is to add to his dad, Hal s, pain, so he keeps secrets Like that he has special powers And that he s been asked to join the League the very organization of superheroes that spurned his father The most painful secret of all is one Thom can barely face himself he s gay.But becoming a member of the League opens up a new worldThe last thing in the world Thom Creed wants is to add to his dad, Hal s, pain, so he keeps secrets Like that he has special powers And that he s been asked to join the League the very organization of superheroes that spurned his father The most painful secret of all is one Thom can barely face himself he s gay.But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world for Thom There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, who can control fire but not her anger Typhoid Larry, who can make anyone sick with his touch and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide, but they will have to learn to trust one another when they uncover a deadly conspiracy within the League.To survive, Thom will face challenges he never imagine To find happiness, he ll have to come to terms with his father s past and discover the kind of hero he really wants to be.
    Hero Definition of Hero at Dictionary a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model or ideal My older sister is my hero Entrepreneurs are our modern heroes the principal male character in a story, play, film, etc. Hero Definition of Hero by Merriam Webster a the principal character in a literary or dramatic work used specifically of a principal male character especially when contrasted with heroine A special feature was the cliff hanger ending when hero, heroine, or both found themselves confronting a violent demise Hero Hero definition of hero by The Free Dictionary hero a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain hero the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem . HERO definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary a person who is admired for having done something very brave or having achieved something great a war hero He became a national hero for his part in the revolution humorous Graham says he ll take my parents to the airport at four o clock in the morning what a hero HERO HERO Research The Healthcare Worker Exposure Response Outcomes HERO Registry is a large, national clinical research community It invites healthcare workers across America to share clinical and life experiences to understand the perspectives and problems they face on the COVID pandemic front lines. Hero film Enrique Iglesias Hero YouTube Dec , videos Play all Mix Enrique Iglesias Hero YouTube Enrique Iglesias Why Not Me lyrics Duration xEnriqueIglesias ,, views

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    1. Perry Moore was a best selling author, film producer, screenwriter, and director, best known as the executive producer of The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Moore grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and attended Norfolk Academy He majored in English at the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar.A longtime fan of children s literature and comic books, Moore s first novel, Hero, the first of a fantasy series about a group of modern day superheroes, tells the story of the world s first gay teen superhero A big screen adaptation is in the works with Stan Lee.Moore died on February 17, 2011, at the age of 39, of an apparent overdose of pain medication at his home in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.

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    1. Almost every review I ve read for this book applauds the subject matter a gay teen superhero but laments the sloppy writing I m going to add my voice to this choir The writing reminded me of problems I ve had with some other YA novels Everything is just a little too melodramatic, a little too overwritten, and a little too loud The pacing is inconsistent months will go by without much mention and yet events will be mentioned as if they just happened yesterday There are countless contradictions wi [...]


    2. In Hero, author Perry Moore demonstrates a superpower of his own he can turn prose into lead.Since Moore s intentions are admirable, it s tempting to gloss over the book s poor execution by praising it using plenty of qualifiers Hero is the best YA novel featuring a gay teen superhero I ve read all month Unfortunately, I just can t bring myself to use the words Hero and best in the same sentence Well, in a pinch I could probably force myself to say, I read Hero while staying at a Best Western, b [...]



    3. Young Adult A gay teenager with superpowers and his disgraced hero dad live together in the suburbs They have their differences, but when Thom gets tapped to try out for the League of superheroes those differences threaten to tear them apart Hee, sorry It really is that dramatic This book takes on a lot It s got a solid story with a good array of characters Kind of like a mix of The Incredibles and Sky High A lot of the superheroes were just familiar DC characters with slightly different names, [...]


    4. Go fuck yourself, book EDIT I wrote that when I just finished the book and I was ranting But it s not fair because this was a good, entertaining book and, most important, it s a book about a gay teenager that, beware does not only revolves around his sexuality He has other problems, he has a life, he has superpowers it just happens that he is gay too That s the LGBT literature I want to see of.I love the main character, and his father 3 The plot wasn t a masterpiece but like I said, it was ente [...]


    5. I read this a few years ago so forgive me if I don t remember all of it Here are my thoughts on what I recall I think I wanted to like this book than I actually did What probably turned me off most about it was that it was too campy I prefer my superheroes to be darker, serious, grounded in reality Not goofy and punny And that s what a lot of this book was The only deeper parts were the waaaaaay overused trope of using the alternate identities of a superhero as a metaphor for being gay Bryan [...]


    6. This novel was inspired by the secret identity theme in comic books, which sociologists have previously likened to the secret, closeted identity of many homosexuals Thom a gay teen whose dad was once a super hero and is now a blue collar laborer Thom is trying to cope with his own powers and his homosexuality while hiding them from his family and community.


    7. Ok, here s why this book is good There s some good layering going on here The foundation is this high school kid, Thom, coming to terms with his sexuality So that s interesting on it s own, but then Moore adds a world of superheroes Superheroes in this world don t always have special powers and being a superhero is a career complete with a salary Then there s Thom s home life with his single dad Thom s parents are former superheros and his mom abandoned them a few years back I really like this t [...]


    8. This is one of the best Gay Teen Coming of Age books I have read since Boy Meets Boy I have to review that as well This story is set in the alternate world where Superheroes are a part of every day life, but puts a humorous twist to it than many graphic novels For avid readers of the Gay YA fiction genre I would say that this book is a blend of Year of Ice, The Tick and the X Men comic series Thom Creed is a boy coming to terms with both his sexuality and burgeoning super powers he can heal wit [...]


    9. Perry Moore s Hero was actually kind of disappointing Quite a few people I know had fangirled about it, so maybe I just expected too much from it It s not a bad story, and I have absolutely no objections to young adult lit with gay characters my thoughts are yes please on that score Writing wise, though, the book just isn t that good To me, it went by very very fast, despite the four hundred pages, and it didn t give me all that much to grab onto That was kind of good when it came to the action [...]


    10. In a world where superheroes are real, Thom dreams about joining The League, a band of A list good guys who protect the citizens of their fair city He also dreams about one of the most famous and dreamiest superheroes, Uberman Thom s keeping a lot of secrets, not the least of which is that he s got superpowers and has been invited to try out for The League He knows his dad would flip if he found out His dad used to be a hero, one of the greats But then he was maimed in a catastrophic accident du [...]


    11. Yawn Punk sums up a lot of the problems I had with this book in her review the cartoonishly ridiculous level of homophobia, the utter failure to take advantage of the preexisting and really cool connection between being queer and being a superhero but I would also like to add this complaint it s boring The melodrama level is high, but as for actual drama on the edge of my seat I was not A lot of the twists are incredibly predictable, and frankly, I just never believed in this society, this world [...]


    12. This is a great YA book with a gay hero In than one sense of the word, the main character, Thom, has to grow up in this story.There are secrets that need solving on a personal level his powers and how to deal with his sexual orientation , with his family both his mother and his father have something to hide, it seems , and society at large what exactly DID happen at the Wilson Towers all those years ago I liked the pacing and the tone of voice, which were both appropriate to how a teenager sees [...]


    13. Perry Moore wrote one of the strongest leads I have ever known I really think Hero will be a great franchise out there someday RIP Perry Moore.


    14. This is what you call a superhero novel with a message, that message being Gay is okay So, wonderful, it s a message I can support, but a redeeming message is not enough to make me love a book, and this book, while not bad, and certainly not disrespectful to the superhero genre, didn t really do anything original except make the hero gay In fact, it was overall a pretty derivative story and I doubt it would have gotten much attention at all or even published if not for the central theme, that Th [...]


    15. This is an excellent book It is not only for gay teens or fans of comics It appeals to everyone who has ever felt rejected, outcast, or uncertain whether their friends would like them if they knew what was going on under the surface and who cant relate to that The characters are appealing and real, even though they have superpowers The writing is easy to read and is like hanging out with someone you really like The author has made what would otherwise seem like a book with a very small audience [...]


    16. Hero was an enjoyable superhero story reminiscent of the tv series Heroes weird, I know , combined with a comic The main character, Thom, is a high school student struggling with the fact he is gay and developing superpowers The fact he is developing powers is exciting to him, particularly when he gets the opportunity to try out for the league , a law enforcement organization, of sorts, which is well respected amongst the general population unlike homosexuality Unfortunately, he must hide his de [...]


    17. Wow I couldn t put this one down I was impressed by the author s ability to effortlessly weave the themes of coming of age and identity into an action packed super hero adventure The main character, Thom, is sweet and endearing, and the journey he takes to becoming a hero is funny, heartbreaking, and poignant The twists were a bit predictable, but I didn t really mind I was on the outside, waiting with glee for Thom to figure it all out while I cheered him on.


    18. a gay teenage superhero trying to come to terms with his sexuality, super powers, and troubles with his parents or lack thereof i loved this book the only reason i didn t give it five stars is because i felt in a couple of areas it was a little too wordy, but other than that, it was fantastic i m jealous.


    19. This story was really well done It revolves around the MC Thom Creed, who s parents are famous super heroes Thom hopes to one day follow in their footsteps but there is one thing that hinders him, the fact that he is hiding a very big secret This book had action, humor and sadness I definately recommend it


    20. We could really use some gay themed young adult books I m not entirely sure what makes this book young adult except that it s about a young adult, which sometimes seems like all you need.The book is reminiscent of The Incredibles and Watchmen in that it s about our society if superheroes were around Thom is a teenage boy, the son of a famous and famously disgraced superhero, one of the few who operated without any superhuman powers Thom is coming to terms with the fact that he s gay, which he i [...]


    21. This is the kind of book that makes me want to stay home from work and spend the day turning pages But go to work I did on Friday, and I had to wait until Saturday to finish the story of Thom Creed, a teenager who has than his share of problems His father was a highly respected super hero back in the day, but somehow became disgraced and now struggles to make ends meet for him and his son, who have been alone since mom disappeared Thom feels that he not only has to hide his true sexuality from [...]


    22. This is a great book It made me smile and maybe even shed a tear or two It s a young adult story that on a takes on a lot of issues Some directly, some using superheroes and villains to represent others It was full of great characters and I think it has a strong message for teens.Thom is a teenager who s dad is a disgraced superhero Thom is gay and now he s coming in to his powers He has a lot on his plate and has a lot of difficult things to decide He doesn t always do the right thing at first, [...]


    23. The content of this novel a gay teen fledgling superhero was what drew me to it It does struggle in the styling and the pacing, but overall it was fun, gritty at times, emotional and introspective.I really enjoyed Hero It s a bit cliched in parts and clearly rips off very famous superheroes, but it does so in a fun, campy way It has a lot of closeted, gay teen angst but that s the purpose of the story so it s not overbearing One thing I really enjoyed was how real and gritty it was, especially a [...]


    24. So, someone said this book was cute And I thought, I can do cute They said that it was gay superheros I though, I could do gay superheros The book itself is quite nice actually While some of the storyline is fumbled, and a few of the characters aren t all there, it s nice.The main character is dealing with many problems, but the two biggest is being gay and finding that he has super powers And those are problems why you might ask Well, things are a bit different where he lives.I don t necessaril [...]


    25. I ll finish this later I was enjoying it but perhaps not as much as I was hoping I struggled to get back into it once I picked up another book so I ll save the second half for another time, rather than force myself to finish it now.


    26. TL DR Review 3.5 stars SINGS LOUDLY AND VERY BADLY AS SHE PLEASES And then a hero comes along with the strength to carry on And you cast your fears aside And you know you can survive, So when you feel like hope is gone, look inside you and be strong, and you ll finally see the truth That a hero lies in YOOOOOOOUUUUUU.More reviews BibliosanctumLonger Review Thom Creed is hiding secrets from his father First, he s gay, and he knows well enough how his father feels about gay people, and secondly, h [...]


    27. I finished this book in one sitting as I am sick and dying of some sort of plague that won t give me the sweet freedom of death So, take this review with care and remember I m drugged up on cough medicine Hero is a fun DC comic fan fic, and that s what it is Perry Moore wrote a fan fic and decided to introduce a new character in the world who so happens to be a gay teenager with healing abilities This is what makes the book interesting is that Thom the main guy ,who has these awesome powers, liv [...]


    28. Huh What to say about this novel.It s always difficult for me to write a non biased review of something My own politick and views and issues come to play at pretty much everything I do, and separating them can be difficult quite often.So it shouldn t come as a surprise when I say I have some major issues with this novel As a superhero novel, it works pretty damned well Thom Creed is a teen just discovering his superpowers, who believes he can change the world for the better He discovers himself [...]


    29. The Review Honesty from the outset Yes, it s my first 5 stars rolls eyes Get over it, people First things first I think Tam mentioned this book to me when we were talking YA a couple of months ago and then in another discussion a so called friend described it as being FANF %KINGTASTIC and very helpfully provided me the link to a bookstore which not only had the paperback, but also free global shipping to Australia Damn you, Sean Kennedy Well, who could resist Thom Creed is not a typical teenager [...]


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