"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

28 January 2013


Moore, Perry. Hero. Hyperion, 2007.

Thom's dad used to be a superhero's sidekick until a tragic accident destroyed his hand and the lives of many people. Now he works in a factory, a nameless employee on an assembly line.

Meanwhile, Thom has realized two things about himself that he absolutely must not tell his father: first, he has superpowers. Second, he's gay.

When the League of Superheroes offers Thom a chance to join them, Thom has to hide his activities from his father while trying to save the world. And he has a bit of a crush on a superhero named Uberman as well.

This was a fun story. I listened to it on audiobook, and often wanted to just sit in the car so I could hear what happened next. Thom is a very believable and likable character, and the superhero adventures were exciting to read. This book's a keeper.

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