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Hero by Perry Moore
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Dec 29, 2007

it was ok
bookshelves: fantasy, queerlit, american-lit
Read in December, 2007

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. Maybe this would have appealed to me a bit more if I were a DC fan—a lot of the characters are thinly disguised DC folk anyway. But I’m a Marvel girl, and other than the X-Men (who are, despite being a group, very much a band of outsiders), I’ve never been a fan of the Justice League school of superheroes. It takes so much of the secrecy—and thus the fun—out. So, yeah. Disappointing.
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