Hero

Hero

by Mike Lupica

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Overview

From the #1 bestselling author of HeatTravel Team and Million-Dollar Throw.

Zach Harriman knew that his dad was something of a hero, a man trusted by the president to solve international crises at a moment's notice. Suddenly people are telling him he has powers - people who know much more about his father than Zach ever did. But there are the Bads, who appear out of nowhere and attack him and his best friend. One thing is clear: he can do things ordinary people cannot. Like fend off grown men as though he possesses the strength of a hundred. Like sense when evil is about to strike. And evil is about to strike in a very big way. Zach Harriman is his father's son. And he, too, is a hero.

"Every kid wants to be a superhero. Well, be careful what you wish for - you might get it. This is the amazing story of Zach Harriman and nothing Mike Lupica has written will thrill you like this."
- William Goldman, author of The Princess Bride

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142419601
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 07/12/2011
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 65,720
Product dimensions: 5.72(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.86(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Mike Lupica is the author of multiple bestselling books for young readers, including QB 1, Heat, Travel Team, Million-Dollar Throw, and The Underdogs. He has carved out a niche as the sporting world’s finest storyteller. Mike lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. When not writing novels, Mike Lupica writes for New York's Daily News, appears on ESPN's The Sports Reporters and hosts The Mike Lupica Show on ESPN Radio. You can visit Mike Lupica at mikelupicabooks.com

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Praise for 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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Hero 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 291 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
O...M...G! This is one radical book. It was amazing. So awesome. Thanks to the author for making a very good e-book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an action-packed exciting book for young readers such as myself. From the moment I picked it up my eyes were glued to the pages. It unlocks the the imagination of any the reader's mind. We all know Mike Lupica writes books that usually contain sports but this one is just terrific. I think Mike Lupica should come up with a new marvelous adventure for Zach and continue with a series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hero was the best book i ever read!i loved it you MUST read it i highly recomend it
mattmangino More than 1 year ago
I believe that this was a very fast pace book. Even from the start it was fast paced. Just the stories plot had me ready strait and I couldn't let the book down. Now I realize that this is what most people when writing a review, but this is the way I felt about it. Now I just wanted my review to be truthful and it is. I don't believe that this is the last we will be hearing from young zach and mike lupica's story plot for him. this is just the kind of story I would expect from mike and hes pulled through again. Even at the last word I still wanted to know what was going to happen next. This book is an easy reader but a still exciting thriller/mystery. I don't know how a book this good hasn't been made yet. This book was also self inspiring for someone who knows what its like to be bullied. Now even if you don't like to read I still highly suggest this book for you. Sometimes secrets should be held with some people. Most parents say that you can tell them anything but we all know that sometimes some information is best friend material and so does zach Harriman. When he tells his best friend everything she completely under stands and helps him alot and I believe that without Kate, this book wouldn't be what it is.
ChelseaW More than 1 year ago
Billy Harriman's father is a national hero, always off fighting bad people in the name of good people. When his father suddenly dies in a terrible plane crash, Billy is devastated. But he also doesn't think the crash was a mistake. A short trip out to the crash site and Billy runs into a mysterious man who calls himself Mr. Herbert, who tells Billy that he has the same magic in him as his father did. Suddenly Billy is discovering incredible powers he never knew he had. Together with his best friend Kate, Billy travels all over New York City trying to figuring out what is happening to him and who he can really trust. In all these years, I have never read a book by Mike Lupica. Hard to believe, right? I'm glad this was my first though, because I really liked it! There have been a ton of superhero YA books to come out in the recent years, but I thought this one had a nice flavor of it's own. Billy is anxious to test his limits and see what he can do, but I liked how ultimately he discovered his powers slowly. Lupica didn't rush the reader right into being all powerful after being completely normal a moment before. I found myself wanting to see more of the school bully Spence. He was a cool antagonist in the beginning but then he dropped away somewhere in the middle. I also liked the giant mystery Billy is trying to figure out surrounding who is and where he comes from. And with Lupica's background in sports writing, the action scenes ROCK! Hero is sure to snag that elusive young male reader. Check it out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mike Lupica is my favorite author! And out of all of his books, and all the books I have read, this could be the BEST BOOK EVER WRITEN!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a fun action packed book that will keep you on the edge of your seat!! If you like mysteries and fantasy you will just love it! And the other really write a second book to it! Hope you love it as much as i did!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time! I hope that this will be a sequal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best Book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There has ti be a second book. This book was amazing and you can deffinetly cary on with the story. Sooo please be a book 2!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While i was reading this i got hooked so easily that i stoped reading all of my other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
VERY GOOD BOOK WOULD HAVE NEVER PUT IT DOWN if i could help it Every morning i'd get up and read FOREVER MIKE DID FANTASTIC ALL YALL OUT THERE I RECOMEND THIS BOOK 5 STARS! I FELT LIKE I WAS ZACH LIKE I SAID LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish there were more than five stars so i could rate this higher
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS TRUE AND INSPIRING AND IT IS SO SAD AN BEAUTIFUL THAT IT MAKE ME WANT TO CRY MY SOCKS OUT I LOVE THIS BOOK AND HE WAS TRUE HERO AND POOR ZACH THAT HE DOESNT HAVE A FATHER ANYMORE AND DIDNT GET TO SEE HIM I WOULD ABSOLUTLY HATE THAT IF I WERE HIM
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sole reason I did not rate this amazing book 5 stars was though it is intriguing its plot was not as clear and I will admit it predictable as I am used to. The characters are unique and though there was not much romance if any I enjoyed HERO very much and would not discourage anybody from reading this though I warn you it is not quite what you are probaly expecting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sequal?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of mike lupicas best novels. It is awesome.
OMS2 Library More than 1 year ago
They fake you out and flip the tables of the story
Payton Stephens More than 1 year ago
It is a mike book so it should be good.
Peter Gruba More than 1 year ago
Love the book can't wait for the second!
Joseph Harris More than 1 year ago
Best book yet!
Traci Kelley More than 1 year ago
If u started to read this book on the hard cover and then read it on tthis will u get confused or is some of the characters different