Heroes' Day

Rated 4.75/5 based on 4 reviews
In the late 21st century, war has become unfashionable. In its place: the Global Ranking System, a means by which the world’s Patriot nations can compete for resources on Heroes' Day. Monica's dream is to become a Hero—but no opportunity comes without a price, and she soon finds that in the world of the Patriot elite the slightest misstep can send ripples across the globe. More
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Fiction writer / geek. Bad at math, good with computers. Sci-fi fanboy and general Internet addict. Supreme overlord of the SuperMegaNet pseudoverse.

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Ian Flockhart reviewed on July 27, 2012

This was a good read and I enjoyed it. I was a little frustrated trying to follow the central premise and real mechanics behind the Heroes system, which I wish had been a little clearer. I felt that robbed the ending of a little of its impact. Overall though an enjoyable story about a good character.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)
Matthew reviewed on March 10, 2012

A very nicely told novel about an ordinary teenager given the opportunity to participate in the equivalent of the Olympic Games of the future by becoming a "Hero" class citizen - an elite position reserved for each country's most talented athletes, artists, scientists, and so forth. Monica's character is engaging and well thought out, and easily appeals to both young readers and adults alike. I haven't decided whether Heroes Day is either a young adult novel with heavy socio-political leanings, or a socio-political novel that happens to have a very young protagonist. Either way it's an engaging glimpse into the not-too-distant future of "Patriot America".
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Carol reviewed on Jan. 3, 2012

A good science fiction novel where war is replaced with Olympic game competition to determine world distribution of resources. It follows the story of one young competitor. Very engaging.
(reviewed 10 months after purchase)
Megan Simpson reviewed on July 3, 2010

A very well done science fiction novel, heavy on the social politics, but not to the point where you feel like you're dragging your heels. It's more of a character study that takes place against a futuristic sports novel backdrop than a sports novel itself. And while Monica's character is young, I think she can easily relate to readers of all ages. After all, who among us hasn't dreamed of greatness, only to discover that wanting and having are two different things?
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)

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