Hero Worship

By LONG, Christopher E.

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ISBN
9780738739090
Publisher
Flux


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2014  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 8 Up—In a future filled with superheroes, there are two classes: the elite members of the Core, whose powers are "clean," and the likes of Marvin and his friends, whose powers are "dirty" and therefore do not warrant official recognition by the Core. Marvin's power feeds on fear; he taps into the emotion of those around him and gains super strength. He's able to save a family being held at knifepoint by a gang of teens, but has to disappear afterward so that he is not recognized. The teen soon meets Eliz...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on March 1, 2014

It’s easy to relate to Marvin, the earnest, down-on-his-luck protagonist. Despite his powers, he’s a “regular guy” whose expectations about his idols, the Core heroes, are shattered when he finds himself apprenticed to a larger-than-life supergirl. The story’s pace frequently accelerates ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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