Mike Lupica's "Hero", is the first book in the start of a promising contemporary fantasy series. Fourteen-year-old Zach Harriman begins to learn that life is taking on a different course than he thought it would. With his father gone and these strange powers developing within him, other people start coming around, attempting to control his decisions and how he will use his powers.
I thought the book was very well written, and the tension kept me wanting to read. There was, however, too little overall description of the characters, place and setting, so it was harder to imagine myself there. However, I doubt this would bother target readers as much as me. The internal changes of Zach were well played out and contributed to a very satisfying read.
I would definitely want to read the next book in the series.