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Hero
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Release Date
September 01, 2007
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1423101952
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A Hero is Made
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Thoms father is a disgraced superhero and his mother has (literally) disappeared. Hes a basketball star at school, but everyone keeps their distance because of his family situation and, perhaps, because they sense that something is different about Thom.

There are actually a lot of things that are different about Thom. For one thing, hes got superpowers of his own (to start off with, he can heal people by touching them). For another, hes gay.

His powers are accidentally discovered by the League (the very same League of Superheroes that disowned his dad Hal) and they invite him to come for a tryout. He connects up with a group of misfit aspiring heroes. Theres Scarlett, who controls fire but has anger (and other) issues. Then Typhoid Larry, who makes anyone he touches sick, and Ruth, a much older lady who can see the future. Their team leader is the demoted Golden Boy.

Thoms life is complicated; hes trying to keep his new superhero training a secret from his dad, his mother has (sort of) come back into his life, hes not sure if his new teammates are with him or against him, and something bad is going on within the League. Superheroes are dying.

Everything in Thoms life explodes at once. Not only does his dad find out whats going on, but everyone (and I do mean everyone) finds out he is gay. Things are going from bad to worse.

Thom has to discover what kind of hero he really is and whether or not some of the heroes he has always looked up to are all theyre cracked up to be. He also discovers a lot about his familys past and just what kind of sacrifices his father has made.

While Thoms being gay is part of the story and certainly complicates his life, it isnt the main focus. The larger themes are love, loss, and most definitely redemption, not to mention trust. Recommended for readers aged 13 and up, and anyone interested in superheroes. Because Thom is a superhero willing to do whatever it takes to make things right, no matter how hard it is to do.

Hero is one of the books featured in the GLBT 2007 giveaway.
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The first gay superhero (that doesn't die)
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Reader reviewed by Krista

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.
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Oh my god a gay superhero!!!!
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I thought this was a really cool book because the main character was so different. He was a super hero but he wasnt confident and stunningly hot, but he was also gay but not feminine at all.

It was definitely a bit of a "boys" book. There were a ton of gratuitous basketball and fight scenes, but it was enjoyable none the less.
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