Hero

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IL: MG - BL: 4.6 - AR Pts: 8
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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 father's 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." - Publisher's Weekly "[T]he stage is set for a sequel to what looks like a surefire hit." - School Library Journal

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ISBN:
9780399252839
9781101198377
9781101977941
9780142419601
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.6, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
730L
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Grouping Title hero
Grouping Author lupica mike
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display_description Fourteen-year-old Zach learns he has the same special abilities as his father, who was the president's globe-trotting troubleshooter until "the Bads" killed him, and now Zach must decide whether to use his powers in the same way at the risk of his own life.
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subject_facet Death, Death -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction, Family -- New York (State) -- New York, Family life -- Fiction, Fathers and sons, Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction, Heroes, New York (N.Y.), New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction, Politics, Practical, Politics, Practical -- Juvenile fiction, Superheroes -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Hero
title_full Hero, Hero / Mike Lupica
title_short Hero
title_sub
topic_facet Death, Families, Family, Family life, Fathers and sons, Heroes, Politics, Practical, Superheroes, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature