Ideas for Learners Promoting Literacy, Inquiry, and Meaningful Learning Experiences
Hero by Mike Lupica

Book Summary

Zach's father is always supportive, but he's often absent. One day, he doesn't come back. As Zach learns more and more about his father's secret life, he is drawn into a mystery that puts his life in danger and makes him question everything and everyone he ever trusted.
Hero book cover

Book Review

I liked the construction of the realistic fiction piece of this book so much that when the fantasy element intruded, I found it disappointing.  However, it has a lot of components that appeal to many readers: lots of action, fast pacing, and an empowered young protagonist.

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There's no way to fully explain what's in store for you . . . they don't ever give up, don't stop coming.  Ever."

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Survival
  • Strategy
  • Action - Adventure
  • Father-Son Relationships
  • Friendships; Collaboration

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

**Questions coming soon**

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