Read Hero Online Free - The last thing in the world Thom Creed wants is to add to his father's pain, so he keeps secrets. Like that he has special powers. And that he's been asked to join the League - the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. But the most painful secret of all is one Thom can barely face himself: he's gay.
But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, who can control fire but not her anger; Typhoid Larry, who can make anyone sick with his touch; and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide; but they will have to learn to trust one another when they uncover a deadly conspiracy within the League.
To survive, Thom will face challenges he never imagined. To find happiness, he'll have to come to terms with his father's past and discover the kind of hero he really wants to be.
|Number of Pages||:||428 pages|
February 09, 2017
Almost every review I've read for this book applauds the subject matter (a gay teen superhero) but laments the sloppy writing. I'm going to add my voice to this choir.
The writing reminded me of problems I've had with some other YA novels. Everything is just a little too melodramatic, a little to...
August 20, 2009
In Hero, author Perry Moore demonstrates a superpower of his own: he can turn prose into lead.
Since Moore's intentions are admirable, it's tempting to gloss over the book's poor execution by praising it using plenty of qualifiers. ("Hero is the best YA novel featuring a gay teen superhero I've re...
August 05, 2009
I'm re-reading, and it's even more enjoyable the second time than it was the first!
November 14, 2007
Young Adult. A gay teenager with superpowers and his disgraced hero-dad live together in the suburbs. They have their differences, but when Thom gets tapped to try out for the League (of superheroes) those differences threaten to tear them apart. Hee, sorry. It really is that dramatic.
June 30, 2016
Go fuck yourself, book >:(
EDIT: I wrote that when I just finished the book and I was ranting :/ But it's not fair because this was a good, entertaining book and, most important, it's a book about a gay teenager... that, beware... does not only revolves around his sexuality! He has other proble...
July 21, 2014
(I read this a few years ago so forgive me if I don't remember all of it. Here are my thoughts on what I recall.)
I think I wanted to like this book more than I actually did. What probably turned me off most about it was that it was too campy. I prefer my superheroes to be darker, more serious, mo...
April 01, 2008
Ok, here's why this book is good: There's some good layering going on here. The foundation is this high school kid, Thom, coming to terms with his sexuality. So that's interesting on it's own, but then Moore adds a world of superheroes. Superheroes in this world don't always have special powers...
June 03, 2009
This novel was inspired by the "secret identity" theme in comic books, which sociologists have previously likened to the secret, "closeted" identity of many homosexuals. Thom a gay teen whose dad was once a super-hero and is now a blue-collar laborer. Thom is trying to cope with his own powers an...
September 20, 2007
This is one of the best Gay Teen/Coming of Age books I have read since Boy Meets Boy (I have to review that as well). This story is set in the alternate world where Superheroes are a part of every day life, but puts a more humorous twist to it than many graphic novels. For avid readers of the Gay...
September 07, 2008
Perry Moore's Hero was actually kind of disappointing. Quite a few people I know had fangirled about it, so maybe I just expected too much from it. It's not a bad story, and I have absolutely no objections to young adult lit with gay characters -- my thoughts are yes please on that score. Writing...