Hero Worship - YA Review by Devon K.

Reader: Devon K.
Age: 17
Title: Hero Worship
Author: Christopher E. Long
Publisher: Flux
Pub Date: 01/08/14
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: Well written and witty, but the ending is oddly abrupt and feels unfinished with a number of clichés.
Memorable or Forgettable: The characters and powers are well done and interesting, but some logic is clichéd and flawed.
Cover: The cover looks nice and serves to display the superficiality of professional heroism.
Age Range: 12 through 13
Quality: 2Q Needs more work
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal
Annotation: Marvin Maywood dreams of being a hero -- he has the powers, he has the ideals, but there is one problem; Marvin's powers are classified as "dirty," unstable and dangerous. But when Marvin saves a family from a group of hoodlums, things begin to look up for him. Until he finds the truth about the professional heroes he worships.

tags: fantasy  / suspense / paranormal / ya lit

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