HERO

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RHCP, Sep 4, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 432 pages
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Even though Thom Creed's a basketball star, his high school classmates keep their distance. They've picked up on something different about Thom. Plus, his father, Hal Creed, was one of the greatest and most beloved superheroes of his time until a catastrophic event left him disfigured and an outcast. The last thing in the world Thom wants is to add to his father's pain, so he keeps secrets. Like that he has special powers. And he's been asked to join the League -- the very organization of superheroes that disowned Hal. But joining the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes:
* Scarlett, who can control fire but not her anger
* Typhoid Larry, who can make anyone sick with his touch
* Ruth, a wise old woman who can see the future
Together these unlikely heroes become friends and begin to uncover a plot to kill the superheroes.

This groundbreaking and widely acclaimed novel tells an unforgettable story about love, loss, and redemption.

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User Review  - TPauSilver - LibraryThing

Hero is the story of a young gay boy from a super-conservative family and area who secretly joins a super-hero team. Now, I am 100% there for the gay teen superhero romance. I am. I saw this book and ... Read full review

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User Review  - knotbox - LibraryThing

Hero by Perry Moore is the coming out story of a young superhero. Thom Creed's mother has left many years before, unable to help her son deal with the super-powers he has inherited from her. His ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Perry Moore grew up in Virginia. His father, a Vietnam veteran, inspired the character of Hal Creed. Perry was the executive producer of the Chronicles of Narnia films, and his book about the making of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was a New York Times bestseller. With his partner, Hunter Hill, Perry wrote and directed his first feature film, Lake City, starring Sissy Spacek. Hero was Perry's first novel. Perry died in February 2011, aged 39.

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