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Hero | Mike Lupica
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From the #1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica comes the story of one unsuspecting boy poised to follow in his superhero fathers footsteps Fourteen-year-old Billy Harriman can feel the changes. The sharpening of his senses. The incredible strength. The speed, as though he can textmessage himself across miles. The confidence and the strange need to patrol Central Park at night. His dad had been a hero, a savior to America and a confidante of the president. Then he died, and the changes began in Billy. What Billy never knew was that his father was no ordinary man-he was a superhero, battling the world's evil. This is a battle that has been waged for generations and that knows no boundaries. And now it's Billy's turn to take on the fight. It's Billy's turn to become a hero. [N]othing Mike Lupica has written will thrill you like this. William Goldman, author of The Princess Bride Sportswriter and novelist Lupica offers a change of pace from his previous sports stories for younger readers, deftly reworking the traditional superhero origin story into a moving tale of adolescent growth. Publishers Weekly [T]he stage is set for a sequel to what looks like a surefire hit. School Library Journal
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Ever since a friend told me finding books for boys 13-17 was difficult I‘ve kept my eyes open for them. Most of author Mike Lupica‘s books center around sports, which is great, but this one has a superhero theme.
The action starts right away and pulls you into the story. There‘s intrigue and adventure. Dodgy characters and flawed heroes. It‘s a fun read and I think it will appeal to boys who like adventure stories. #boysread

MeganAnn This looks great! I‘ll have to keep an eye out for a copy for my son. 📚 Your friend is right, finding books for older boys is tough. My son is almost 11, but reading at a much higher grade level and finding things for him to challenge him is getting harder. 3w
LazyLimaLife @MeganAnn Adult books that have a younger protagonist might be the way to go as he gets older, but that tween interest level is hard to capture. 2w
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