Sidekicked

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Sidekicked

By John David Anderson, Jr.

Walden Pond Press, Hardcover, 9780062133144, 373pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2013

Description

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?



About the Author
John David Anderson is the author of "Sidekicked" and "Standard Hero Behavior". A dedicated root beer connoisseur in his free time, he lives with his wife, two kids, and two cats in Indianapolis. He still doesn t have any superpowers.