Sidekicked

Sidekicked

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by John David Anderson
     
 

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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

Overview

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062133168
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
24,831
Lexile:
830L (what's this?)
File size:
682 KB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

John David Anderson is the author of many books for young readers, including Sidekicked and The Dungeoneers. A dedicated root beer connoisseur and chocolate fiend, he lives with his wife, two kids, and perpetually whiny cat in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can visit him online at www.johndavidanderson.org.

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Sidekicked 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is full of action, adventure, and heart. The narrator, Drew, is fresh and funny, and Anderson creates a world teeming with interesting and flawed characters. Will keep you laughing and turning pages in a hurry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I definitely recommend this book!!!! It earned it's 5 stars!!!! It's extremely well-written and, honestly, I'm surprised it hasn't gotten more publicity. It's a great summer read (or any other time of the year really), and trust me, you'll love this book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like the free sample. It has a very funny intro, I am definitely going to ask my mom to buy this book.
Anonymous 16 days ago
This is a really funny and light hearted book. Definetly a must read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ask you mom!? Pfffft, like any one does that! Jk mooooooom, can i buy this book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great action adventure story for reading any time of year and should keep you with laffs through out the story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Middle schooler, Andrew “Drew” Macon Bean couldn’t decide if it was good or bad to be a sidekick. His superpowers (super senses – extra good hearing, taste, touch, sight, and smell) make him super sensitive, so Drew thinks they are super lame. His Super, that he is a sidekick to (The Titan), is a super-drunk. Plus Drew is super-tired of keeping his super-secret identity super-secret. Drew thinks his Super is good for nothing, especially when The Titan doesn’t come to save him when Drew almost died. Instead Drew’s best friend’s Super rescues him. It all gets super worse when The Dealer (The Titan’s arch-nemesis who was thought to be dead) comes back and starts terrorizing the city and The Titan can’t be found. Supers are being kidnapped, and until the only Supers left in the city are The Fox and Mr. Masters (The Sidekick trainer) and the Sidekicks. Drew knows there is a mole in the few good-guys left, so Drew isn’t sure who is trustworthy. Drew has to call on the Super in him to try to save the day! This book is AWESOME!!! I love superheroes! This was one of those books I couldn’t stop reading and I got in trouble for not listening to my parents because I couldn’t put it down (sorry mom and dad). The city that Mr. Anderson created for the story, Justicia, was an awesome setting and it was described very well. There was a bunch of action in this book and the plot was excellent! I was on the edge of my seat – 12 times (maybe more)! ;) Drew was a great character and I could totally understand how he feels. I love characters that have to challenge themselves to do something they think they can’t. I also think Drew was totally believable as an ordinary kid… with lame super powers. :) **NOTE - I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It freking is the worst.