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Hero by Perry Moore
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Aug 08, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: gay, young-adult
Read in August, 2010

This is a great YA book with a gay hero. In more 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 the world. I liked the plot twists and the tension, as well as the group of "misfits" Thom hangs out with. Not to forget the parody and humor around the author's interpretation of the world of superheros.

I thought this was a very interesting and fun YA read.
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Reading Progress

07/23/2010 page 132
31.0% "A fascinating read so far. Full of mystery the young hero will have to unravel, and some interesting types of superpower. I like it."
07/24/2010 page 256
59.0% "Some of the mysterious happenings are being clered up, but the more questions are answered, the more new ones arise..."

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