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Hero by Perry Moore
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Jul 18, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: fantasy, ya

The premise is so solid and intriguing - a combination of the glbt young adult novel and the superhero novel. Thom is the son of a disgraced former superhero - Thom knows he's gay but hasn't come out because his dad's ridiculously homophobic, and then he discovers he has superpowers and joins a superhero team, which he also hides from his dad because his dad's ridiculously angry at superheroes. I wanted to like this book - I really did.

But, it's obviously written by someone who has much more experience in the film world than in the fiction world (read: there is pretty much no sensory description of any kind). And most of the superheroes were just transplants from the DC universe. Combine that fact with the tidbit from the author's bio that tells you that Thom's dad is based on the author's own dad, and it all feels a tiny bit like wish fulfillment to me.

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