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THE LAST THING IN THE WORLD Thom Creed wants is to add to his dad, Hal?s, pain, so he keeps secrets. Like that he has special powers. And that he's been asked to join the League ? the very organization of superheroes that spurned his father. The most painful secret of all is one Thom can barely face himself: he's gay. But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, who can control fire but not her anger; Typhoid Larry, who can make anyone sick with his touch; and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide, but they will have to learn to trust one another when they uncover a deadly conspiracy within the League.To survive, Thom will face challenges he never imagined. To find happiness, he?ll have to come to terms with his father's past and discover the kind of hero he really wants to be.?Perry Moore brings an enticing new genre to the world of young adult novels.? ?Maurice Sendak?Perry Moore's genre-busting tale of a teenager with human emotions and superhuman powers is a true original. James Howe?Truly a groundbreaking novel, its dedication reads: For everyone. And indeed it is.? ?Lloyd Alexander2008 Lambda Literary Award Winner2008 YALSA Best Book for Young Adults

Synopsis:

In the story comic book legend Stan Lee calls spellbinding and totally original, Thom Creed has secrets. For one, like his father, he has super powers. Also, he's been asked to join the Leaguea the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. Then therea (TM)s the secret Thom can barely face himself: he's gay.

But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, who can control fire but not her anger; Typhoid Larry, who can make anyone sick with his touch; and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide; but they will have to learn to trust one another when they uncover a deadly conspiracy within the League.

To survive, Thom will face challenges he never imagined. To find happiness, he'll have to come to terms with his fathera (TM)s past, and discover the kind of hero he really wants to be.

Timely and inspiring,Hero tackles love, friendship, and the struggle to come to terms with who we really are in a sincere and suspenseful way.

This audiobook includes an exclusive introduction written and read by Stan Lee himself.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781455809745
Author:
Moore, Perry
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , In the story comic book legend Stan Lee calls spellbinding and totally original, Thom Creed has secrets. For one, like his father, he has super powers. Also, he's been asked to join the Leaguea the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. Then therea (TM)s the secret Thom can barely face himself: he's gay.

But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, who can control fire but not her anger; Typhoid Larry, who can make anyone sick with his touch; and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide; but they will have to learn to trust one another when they uncover a deadly conspiracy within the League.

To survive, Thom will face challenges he never imagined. To find happiness, he'll have to come to terms with his fathera (TM)s past, and discover the kind of hero he really wants to be.

Timely and inspiring,Hero tackles love, friendship, and the struggle to come to terms with who we really are in a sincere and suspenseful way.

This audiobook includes an exclusive introduction written and read by Stan Lee himself.

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