Lean, Sarah. Hero. Katherine Tegen Books, 2014. $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-212238-4. 196 p. Gr. 3-7. P6Q7
More than anything Leo Biggs wants to be noticed. He claims to have rescued a dog to get the attention he craves. Unfortunately, being a fake hero is incredibly unsatisfying and Leo must find a way to remedy the situation.
Verdict: This is a gentle book. The story is subtle and some of the comparisons and analogies may prove difficult for young or inexperienced readers to interpret. The ending was not a satisfying conclusion to Leo’s predicament.
October 2016 review by Shelly Jones.