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As the most popular superhero in the world, Stella Stargirl has it all; fame, fortune, legions of adoring fans, a place on the world's best superhero team and even a number 1 hit single to her name. Stella, however, has a secret that even she doesn't know. She is a fraud. An average-powered hero who stood on the shoulders of giants and got all the glory whilst her more ...more
Paperback, 346 pages
Published July 7th 2011 by World Castle Publishing (first published July 1st 2011)
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Mark Stone
Aug 04, 2011 Mark Stone rated it liked it
This is a fun book, but for the real review, go to http://markeverettstone.camelpress.com/
Reading Vacation
Aug 21, 2011 Reading Vacation rated it it was amazing
True Hero? is a unique story about super heroes. Yes, they are just like those classic comic book heroes, but they have different names and some have unusual powers. There is Bruce the Barbarian, who has the power of super strength. Other heroes have powers like super speed, flight, the ability to knock someone out by touching them, and the ability to turn their body into water. Jack Hessey has an awesome imagination!

Stella Stargirl is the world’s most famous super hero. She has the flashy power
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Sara Parkes
Jul 27, 2011 Sara Parkes rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed True Hero? It's a fun, fast-paced novel with a great cast of interesting heroes and some fun supervillain's to oppose them. The storyline is interesting, although similar stories have been done before in comics it still managed to feel fresh and entertaining. Highly recommended.
Booksat
Sep 08, 2012 Booksat rated it it was amazing
Great YA superhero book. Very action-packed. [Ages middle-school thru adult.]
Shantnu Tiwari
Mar 21, 2013 Shantnu Tiwari rated it it was amazing
This is a great book.

Stella Stargirl is a super heroine, and a popular one at that. She is a celebrity, and the treated like a movie star. Her book is coming out, she has her own range of toys, she is super rich.

But her whole life is a lie. All the villains she defeated were acting. The group she works for is actually a terrorist group, aligned with the government, that has been secretly locking people up, and the some of the villains she fought were actually good people. Not only that, our hero
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Sasha
Sep 16, 2013 Sasha rated it did not like it
-I got this book for free from Goodreads First Reads-

This was a juvenile book full of terrible twists, no foreshadowing whatsoever, and clunky character development. I hope the atrocious grammar and spelling mistakes have been fixed when this got published for real.. I can't believe you can call yourself a writer when you have such limited vocabulary and make the most elementary grammar mistakes. But I guess that's forgivable. The plot is not, though. Not much is connected together and the centr
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Richard Chin
Jun 12, 2013 Richard Chin rated it liked it
This is an entertaining book for comic book fans. Although it does have its flaws, in the end, I found that I could overlook those.

Pros:
.Good attempt at telling a superhero story.
.Takes you back to the days when comics and superheros occupied a good part of your life!

Cons:
.The characters, including the main hero are a bit one-dimensional.
.Slightly amateurish style of writing.
Joe
Jan 04, 2014 Joe rated it liked it
This is a fun read.
Okay, all positive stuff.
I really enjoyed the idea.
The chapter separation is interesting and fun.
Stella is just what you would imagine from a hero in the lime-light.
Check this out, just for the fun of it.

Not full of pith..just fun.
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