Sidekicked (Hardcover)

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Sidekicked (Hardcover)

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This book is AWESOME! Think Diary of A Wimpy Kid but as a Marvel movie. AND it's one of the funniest things I've read.

— Cliff

The Avengers meets Louis Sachar in this hilarious and action-packed tween novel by John David Anderson, which Publishers Weekly called a "superhero story that any comics fan will enjoy" in a starred review.

Andrew Bean might be a part of H.E.R.O., a secret organization for the training of superhero sidekicks, but that doesn't mean that life is all leaping tall buildings in single bounds. First, there's Drew's power: Possessed of super senses—his hearing, sight, taste, touch, and smell are the most powerful on the planet—he's literally the most sensitive kid in school. Then there's his superhero mentor, a former legend who now spends more time straddling barstools than fighting crime. Add in trying to keep his sidekick life a secret from everyone, including his parents, and the truth is clear: Middle school is a drag even with superpowers.

But this is all before a supervillain long thought dead returns to the city of Justicia, superheroes begin disappearing at an alarming rate, and Drew's two identities threaten to crash head-on into each other. Drew has always found it pretty easy to separate right from wrong, good from evil. It's what a superhero does. But what happens when that line starts to disappear?

John David Anderson is the author of many highly acclaimed books for kids, including the New York Times Notable Book Ms. Bixby’s Last Day, Posted, Granted, One Last Shot, and Stowaway. A dedicated root beer connoisseur and chocolate fiend, he lives with his wonderful wife, two frawesome kids, and clumsy cat, Smudge, in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can visit him online at www.johndavidanderson.org.



Product Details ISBN: 9780062133144
ISBN-10: 0062133144
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
Publication Date: June 25th, 2013
Pages: 384
Language: English

“From memorable characters to a complex yet accessible plot, this [is a] superhero story that any comics fan will enjoy.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The perfect training manual for superheroes everywhere. And that means all of us.” — Kirkus Reviews