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Hero

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

A great superhero story!

Billy Harriman's father is a national hero, always off fighting bad people in the name of good people. When his father suddenly dies in a terrible plane crash, Billy is devastated. But he also doesn't think the crash was a mistake. A short trip out to the crash site and...
Billy Harriman's father is a national hero, always off fighting bad people in the name of good people. When his father suddenly dies in a terrible plane crash, Billy is devastated. But he also doesn't think the crash was a mistake. A short trip out to the crash site and Billy runs into a mysterious man who calls himself Mr. Herbert, who tells Billy that he has the same magic in him as his father did. Suddenly Billy is discovering incredible powers he never knew he had. Together with his best friend Kate, Billy travels all over New York City trying to figuring out what is happening to him and who he can really trust.

In all these years, I have never read a book by Mike Lupica. Hard to believe, right? I'm glad this was my first though, because I really liked it! There have been a ton of superhero YA books to come out in the recent years, but I thought this one had a nice flavor of it's own. Billy is anxious to test his limits and see what he can do, but I liked how ultimately he discovered his powers slowly. Lupica didn't rush the reader right into being all powerful after being completely normal a moment before. I found myself wanting to see more of the school bully Spence. He was a cool antagonist in the beginning but then he dropped away somewhere in the middle. I also liked the giant mystery Billy is trying to figure out surrounding who is and where he comes from. And with Lupica's background in sports writing, the action scenes ROCK! Hero is sure to snag that elusive young male reader. Check it out!

posted by ChelseaW on October 2, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Cute, but not spectacular

Hero is a young adult fantasy novel appropriate for 11-14 year old boys. It is a cute story about a boy who learns that he is a super-hero as he is coping with the sudden death of his father. It has a lot of sports talk in it (which was way over my head)...but that woul...
Hero is a young adult fantasy novel appropriate for 11-14 year old boys. It is a cute story about a boy who learns that he is a super-hero as he is coping with the sudden death of his father. It has a lot of sports talk in it (which was way over my head)...but that would be fine for teenage boys. The sentence structure is stilted, thus distracting from the story, but this problem would be more annoying to adult readers than children. Overall, cute story, poor writing.

posted by The_hibernators on November 27, 2010

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  • Posted June 13, 2011

    Reader

    Personally+i+didnt+think+it+was+that+bad+i+would+have+loved+it+more+if+there+wasnt+as+many+cliffhangers+and+i+hope+there+is+a+sequel+to+answer+questions+i+have+from+the+first.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

    no action

    nothing really happened, personaltiy changed a bit, nothing good to say about the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2010

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    Cute, but not spectacular

    Hero is a young adult fantasy novel appropriate for 11-14 year old boys. It is a cute story about a boy who learns that he is a super-hero as he is coping with the sudden death of his father. It has a lot of sports talk in it (which was way over my head)...but that would be fine for teenage boys. The sentence structure is stilted, thus distracting from the story, but this problem would be more annoying to adult readers than children. Overall, cute story, poor writing.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

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    good book but the whole story was extremely predictable i knew w

    good book but the whole story was extremely predictable i knew what was gonna happen when it happened 

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 7, 2012

    Good/bad book

    This book was good and bad. It was good cause things keep on happening to Zach. He's doing things he coudn't do before. And all of a sudden he can tell when bad things are gonna happen. The bad part was it ended off that he doesn't trust his uncle john anymore and he decides that he's gonna go off and fight the BADS. I'm sorry but it kinda ends with him only saveing the man running for pres and he doesn' t really do that much

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