Hero is about Thom Creed, a teen with the power to heal. His father, Hal Creed, was an ex-member of The Leaguea group of superheroes. The most spectacular thing about Hal is that he has not a single superpower, but after one mistake, Hal was banned from the League. Thus, Hal removed all mention of superheroes from the household. Where is Thoms mother, you ask? Thoms mother left him and his father under mysterious circumstances a few years ago. And, if this wasnt enough for Thom, he also faces another obstacle. Telling his father hes gay. After finding a series of photographs and one bus ride, life soon changes for Thom.
I believe Hero will appeal to a wide variety of people. From people who love reading about superheroes to people to who want to read about a father/son relationship to people who want to read about the struggles of being a gay teen. Im amazed at what all Perry Moore put into one novel.