Hero Author:Perry Moore THIS IS AN UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOF COPY OF THE BOOK. — **ATTENTION READER: This is an uncorrected galley proof. It is not a finished book and is not intended to look like one. Errors in spelling, page length, format, ect., will be corrected when the book is published several months from now. Direct quotes should be checked against the final pri... more »nted book.**
Thom Creed is used to being on his own. Even Though He's a basketball star, his classmates keep their distance. They pick up on something different about Thom. Plus, he can;t escape his father's history. Hal Creed had been one of the greatest and most beloved superheros of his time, until a catastrophic event left him disfigured and a pariah-and led to the disappearance of Thom's mother.
The last thing in the world Thom wants to add to his father's pain, so he keeps his secrets. Like that he has special powers. And that he's been asked to join the League-the very organization of superheros that disowned Hal. The most painful secret of all is one Thom can barely face himself, much less admit to anyone else: He's gay. To make matters worse, he knows someone's been following him. Someone who knows EVERYTHING.
But joining the League opens 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; Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide, but they'll have to learn to trust one another when they uncover a deadly conspiracy within the League.
To survive, Thom will have to 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. This groundbreaking novel tells and unforgettable story about love, loss, and redemption.« less