A simple coming of age/ hero story with a few twists. The end was a little more predictable than fun, but well worth a read. Or listen
pretty predictable plot, but we'll written enough that it was enjoyable. I saw every "twist" coming but still enjoyed the ride. some really good characters, others are one dimensional and lame. feel like the main villain should have been fleshed out a lot more than he was; actually, that goes for a lot of the characters, aside from Thom, his friends and family. overall though, I enjoyed it a lot and if a sequel comes out like I've heard, I will probably check it out.
This was a great story and had all of the elements of a classic hero story with some twists and turns that made it exciting and enjoyable.
I've recommended this to my friends as a fun, easy listening book with a relatable main character set in a world where being yourself comes with consequences. Not all who are bad are villains and not all who are good are heroes.
Thom, the main character, is so absurdly stupid, self-absorbed & inconsistent, even for a homosexual teenager in a comic strip, that he makes the whole book a completely unbearable waste of time. The other characters are slightly more believable, but who cares with such a ridiculous story line?
Urle does a great job of voicing most of the dialogue, but can't redeem a bad, bad plot.
The main character should be cut; I wish he had died in the first few minutes and saved me the overblown gay teen angst.
It's clear we seek heroes because they seem rare when we need them. We look for them in capes when they sometimes are within ourselves. "Hero" is a story about understanding who heroes are, where they come from, and what happens when they fall. It's the story of a special boy with secrets and powers and a society that often misunderstands justice. The prose is clean and crisp. And, while this is young adult fiction, it feels adult.
Engaging story with great characters. I purchased the audio book years ago and have enjoyed the listening to the story many times. Tom's a young adult with more than one secret. This is a story about self discovery and that moment when Tom has to decide how he'll live his life.
Wonderful narration, especially for the Ruth. Her voice gave me such a clear mental picture of the character.
Its rare these days to get a whole, complete story in one book without having to wait for the sequel. I do wish there were follow-up stories, but Hero was published many years ago, so a sequel appears unlikely. We need more gay superhero's.
This is an amazing book. Thom's struggle to accept himself and others is real and relatable. He is an important character for so many boys in the world that are told strength and bravery is reserved for heterosexual men.