Just finished reading an advanced copy of Hero by Mike Lupica. Unlike his previous books centering on sports themes, this story takes the reader on an adventure of superheros and fantasy powers. Can a fourteen year old boy really follow in his father's footsteps and possess the superpowers to fight the evil which threatens the United States? Billy Harrigan is a boy who is about to discover secrets about his father and about himself. He cannot accept the circumstances of his father's death so he sets out to uncover what really happened. Will he be able to find evidence of foul play while accepting the challenge of his own destiny?
Not my favorite Mike Lupica book, but a good summer read! To discover more about Mike Lupica visit his website:www.mikelupicabooks.com/mikelupica.html
Reading level 9 to 12. Hero will be published in November 2010. Send me an email if you would like to borrow my copy.