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Hero Worship

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Ever since becoming an IWP—Individual with Powers—Marvin Maywood has dreamed of joining the Core, a group of gifted heroes who save lives and stop crimes. But because he’s a homeless teenager who is forbidden to use his amazing powers, wanting and achieving that dream are two very separate things.

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Marvin Maywood only wants one thing in life—to join the heroes of the Core. But he can’t follow his dream because his powers are fed by fear, which is against the Core’s standards. So he lives on the streets and watches the elite team of costumed crime fighters from afar. After Marvin performs an illegal act of heroism, he meets Roisin, one of the Core’s heroes, and it seems like his chance to join the team has finally come. As she guides him through his tryout, he starts investigating some strange happenings within the Core. And when Marvin realizes that the idyllic hero life he imagined is a mask for the ugly reality lurking beneath it, he becomes caught in a corrupt web of secrets, lies, and death.

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Marvin Maywood only wants one thing in life—to join the heroes of the Core. But he can’t follow his dream because his powers are fed by fear, which is against the Core’s standards. So he lives on the streets and watches the elite team of costumed crime fighters from afar. After Marvin performs an illegal act of heroism, he meets Roisin, one of the Core’s heroes, and it seems like his chance to join the team has finally come. As she guides him through his tryout, he starts investigating some strange happenings within the Core. And when Marvin realizes that the idyllic hero life he imagined is a mask for the ugly reality lurking beneath it, he becomes caught in a corrupt web of secrets, lies, and death.

Lexile: 560L
Copyright: 2014
Page Count: 240
Trim Size: 5.19 x 8
Rights Territory: Worldwide
Categories:
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

Christopher E. Long (Southern California) has written comic books for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, IDW Publishing, and Image Comics. His articles and short stories have been published in a variety of magazines, including Flaunt, Spinetingler Magazine, and Thuglit. Hero Worship is his debut young adult novel.

Reviews and Awards

“Loaded with action and moral ambiguity, this is a classic superhero story with noir sensibilities.” — Booklist

“This is a superhero story for the post-punk era: Live fast, die young, and take over the world.” — Kirkus Reviews

A Junior Library Guild Selection

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