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Hero-Type by Barry Lyga
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May 25, 2011

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bookshelves: fiction, mars-book, politics, ya-lit, 2011
Read on July 18, 2011

Kevin is a teenager with a secret. Yes, he did save Leah from the Surgeon (a man who drugged, raped, and murdered four other girls) but jut because he saved her.. does that make him a hero? And worse, what if people discover the reason that he was there in that alley on the night that he saved her?

Barry Lyga once more tackles difficult questions in a young adult novel that can be enjoyed by just about anyone. The question of morals comes into play, but nowhere near as much as the questions of free speech, free thought, and right action. In the end, this is a book that transcends political parties and affiliations and instead digs deep into what it means to be an American.

Perhaps a bit surprisingly, this is a very timely book, and in my opinion, a very important one. Lyga certainly has a lot of good things to say.

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