I was saddened to open the newspaper this morning and read that Perry Moore died last week. Read a New York Times online obit from last week.
Moore produced the Chronicles of Narnia movies, and, much more important to me, wrote Hero, a novel for young adults. Hero is the story of Thom Creed, a teenager suffering through high school, discovering his homosexuality, and, not the least, dealing with being a super hero.
Hero came out in 2007. I found a copy of it a few summers ago at a vacation house. After a few pages, I was hooked. I love young adult fiction --the genre was important to me growing up--plus it is perfect for the beach.
The super hero/gay teen allusion is pretty straight forward: Who am I? Will I accept and learn to appreciate and love who I am born to be? It's a classic coming of age tale.
Moore said that he wrote Hero because he wanted to see more gay heroes, thriving and winning, in books and films.
SG, you and I have talked about super heroes. Can I tempt you to share who is your favorite?
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