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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Hero type is something else

    I wish i had read this book many years ago. Pariotism and free speech have long been at contention but this book gives a great equal ground. A great read that i higlu suggest for those in high school or college.

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  • Posted June 19, 2010

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    This was the first book i read in a long time and i chose barry lyga beause the other books i read by him were really good!!! this one was good as well (not as good as boy toy though) but i did think it was really good and i did find myself getting worked up right along with the main character and was on his side from the beginning! even when he admitted his flaws...

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  • Posted March 12, 2009

    A loser teenager caught in the grasps of the ill-informed

    Is Kevin Ross a hero? Too everyone else. maybe. To himself, he was just a guy who was in the right place at the right time. And that is exactly what he told the press. And that is exactly what he told the press. To the press, that isn't a hero. But they glitzed and glammed it up to make it look like Kevin was a man with a cape and mask. He attacked the serial killer (The Surgeon) with great swiftness and strength. That part was true, but after a while, the fame wouldn't leave him alone. He got a key to the city and a sweet hook up to a car (from the Mayor himself). But when the Media sees him throwing away to support our troop stickers (on his ex-soldier father's orders) he turns into the total anti-American. Kevin never had anything going for him. He wasn't the brightest, best looking star athlete he wished he could be. No, he was just Kevin. And once this story leaks out, Kevin might be at his breaking point.
    Mixed with humor, drama, and some suspense, Barry Lyga paints an intimate portrait of a loser teenager. He captures the futility of fighting the media, the problems of being a teenager and the overall state of our society. It shows what real patriotism is all about and how there might be a hero in us all. Or maybe heroes are something created by the Media to make us feel safe. Either way, this story shows that someone like Kevin Ross could have their life changed in a moment's notice.

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    Posted April 21, 2010

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