The book HERO takes place in Manhattan and in Montauk, New York. The most action happens in Central Park where Zach fights three bad guys and a giant. Zach needs to be alone, without help, in order to discover his mysterious super powers to help himself. In Montauk, the tall grass is a big part of the setting because the crazy and mysterious Mr. Herbert can pop in and out of places without being seen. There is also the part at the beach where Zach fights the teenagers that are trying to steal their bikes. The setting can take place anywhere Zach is alone and in danger, which forces him to discover his super powers. Another setting could be in the Arizona Desert or Golden Gate Park.
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