December 20, 2017 by TinyNavajo
*Thanks to the author this free copy in exchange for an honest review*
Becoming Hero by Jen Finelli
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Have you ever wondered what would happen if comic book characters came to life, or at least came to your universe? In Jacen Howard’s world, he gets just that. Our protagonist is saved from a beating, possible death, from a gang by Caleb, a young Asian man who looks like he stepped right out of a comic book. In inviting him home, Jacen gains a roommate. Throughout the book, we see that Jacen and Caleb grow together, as well as develop relationships with everyone else in Jacen’s life, including his father.
But as we see Jacen and Caleb live and work together, we start to see that there may be something a little off about Caleb, from the way he talks about the comics, to how we know nothing about his home life, or even where he came from. Yet, he’s been living with Jacen and his dad for some time, but we don’t know much about Caleb’s past. As things start to progress, we see that Jacen’s dad is starting to see connects.
We then hear that the author of Jacen’s favorite comics about a superhero called “Skye,” and that Jacen’s dad is called to investigate this. As the author, the illustrator, and now then the writer, are all targeting by someone, asking “Why you would do these horrible things to the characters in your comics if you love them so much?”
For Jacen and Caleb, things go downhill, but they learn more about each other the more they realize that comic characters and their universes are real. And that things are not the way they seem in the comics or what the characters are thinking.
What comic book character would you like to see come to life? What comic universe would you like to visit? Comment below and let me know!