Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thank You Perry Moore!

Yesterday I was having a debacle over which novel to read. I finally settled on Hero and set about reading it; little did I know that I would become so incredibly captivated by the film that I almost stayed up to finish to finish the 428 page book.
I can honestly say that the last time a book captivated me this much was when I read the last ('sob') Harry Potter book, The Deathly Hallows.
All I knew about Hero when I went into it was that it was about a gay teenager who had superpowers. On paper it doesn't sound all that great, a little interesting usre, but not exactly anything to write home about. But as I got deeper and deeper into the book--- who am I kidding?! By the end of the first chapter I was madly in love with the story. :) I wanted to write a synopsis of the book for you, but since I was up so late last night reading my brain is not exactly in full-effect; plus, I write film reviews, not book ones!
Here is the description from

"Thom Creed is used to being on his own. Since the disappearance of his mother years earlier, he has lived alone with his father Hal, formerly one of the greatest and most beloved superheroes of his time. But a catastrophic event left Hal disfigured and distant, and Thom is left to fend for himself. The last thing in the world Thom 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 Hal. 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."

Sounds great doesn't it?!
Now that I have conquered Hero, it is time to put my bookworm energy into World War Z... although I have to admit, its following a pretty tough act.

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