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.
It was funny and witty while still being very touching. The characters were well drawn out and you can feel for the characters.
The concept, the idea was good. A gay super hero, with a super hero mother and a hero wanna be father. But the descriptions weren't detailed enough and the characters were not well developed
I won't go looking for books he narrated but I won't avoid him either.
Maybe. Maybe the visual aspect adds enough detail to make the story more complete.
This had been on my "to read" list forever and i'm so glad i finally picked it up. It was an interesting take on the superhero genre and I was very sad to learn that Moore was dead so there wouldn't be any more to come. Very well written and enjoyable. A must read.
look, this is a novel about a gay teenager and his former, crippled superhero dad. okay, i get that, its young adult too, so not many difficult words, fine, whatever, still looks like it has potential. but i loathe it when the author doesn't have the story telling grace to not go with the miracle ending. i'm trying not to spoil it, in case you like that kind of thing, but i actually liked the book until the last 5 pages, where this crud was pulled out and killed the story.
young adult has its own issues of simplification through vocabulary and dealing with teen angst, but i thought it was well done, even if the main character is a bit emo.
but i cannot overlook poor storytelling. a better ending would have been death than a miracle save in my opinion.
he does do a interesting parallel between the alien superhero and the main character that was thought provoking about who has responsibility for your outlook on whatever situation you are dealt with.
Just finished the book! A definite must-have! Moore does a beautiful job telling the story of Thom Creed as he discovers who he is and what choices he must make in this unforgettable tale of self-acceptance, secrecy, and rebirth.
The narrator also does a great job giving each character his or her own distinct voice.