Hero Worship

By Christopher E. Long

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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.

About the Author

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.

  • Paperback ISBN: 9780738739090
  • Ebook ISBN: 9780738740355
  • Reading Age: from 12 to 18 years
  • Interest Age: from 12 to 18 years
  • Paperback dimensions: 5.19 x 8 in
  • Publication date: Jan 08, 2014
  • Rights/Sales territory: Worldwide
  • Format: Paperback | Ebook
  • Pages: 240
  • Imprint: Flux
  • Subjects:
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Superheroes
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues

Reviews of Hero Worship:

"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

Awards received by Hero Worship:

A Junior Library Guild Selection 2014

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