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Sidekicks by Jack D. Ferraiolo

Sidekicks (edition 2011)

by Jack D. Ferraiolo

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Authors:Jack D. Ferraiolo
Info:Amulet Books (2011), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 320 pages
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This book is hysterical. It gives teenagers a witty and raw narrative on life, love, and being a superhero. Jack D. Ferraiolo's books are must reads for any young adult. ( )
  Luluguineapig | Dec 30, 2014 |
I checked this book out from my local library.

What a great story! Traditional super hero story meets teen hormones and told from the sidekick's point of view. If that weren't enough, stand the traditional labeling of 'good' and 'evil' on it's head and this is one version of the story you might come up with.

All in all this is a great quick read and I would recommend it. ( )
  Velmeran | Sep 28, 2014 |
This was pretty dopey, but surprisingly fun and fairly enjoyable overall. The dialogue could have been tighter, and the romantic leads fall for each other *so quickly* that it could only happen in a comic book universe, which I guess is sort of the point. On the other hand, the comic book fanboy in me LOVED seeing a thinly veiled version of Batman being taken down several notches. The ending pretty much guarantees a sequel, so we'll see if the second book is better. ( )
  stewartfritz | Apr 4, 2013 |
Book Talk: Scott Hutchinson gets bullied at school. Almost every day he gets shoved into a locker or soaked by the water fountain. All the kids at his school think he's a total wuss. The really infuriating thing is that he's ten times as fast and strong as the kids who beat him up, but he has to pretend like he's a wimp. Because secretly, he's a superhero. He just can't blow his cover and let anyone know it. His alter ego is Bright Boy, and after school he and his adopted dad, Phantom Justice, fight bad guys and stop crimes all over the city. ( )
  BattenLibrary | Oct 14, 2011 |
The book opens with a scene of Bright Boy, the sidekick for superhero Phantom Justice, helping save a woman from a villian. Immediately, though, the reader learns that this isn't your normal superhero book because Bright Boy, in his skin-tight tights, becomes physically aroused carrying the victim. To his mortification his obvious condition is caught on film and is shown with great delight on the nightly news.

But that's really all that's in there on the sexual theme. Bright Boy manages to find out the secret identity of his counterpart, the sidekick for Dr. Chaotic, Phantom Justice's arch-enemy. Turns out Monkeywrench is really Allison from his school and they quickly develop a bond that turns romantic. Furthermore, the reader learns that Phantom Justice is really orchestrating all of his big scenes with the villians for marketing purposes. He's planning on doing away with Bright Boy and Monkeywrench at the same time, because their romance has captured the public's attention and Phantom Justice wants to use their deaths as a means to generate enthusiasm for his battles against Dr. Chaotic.

In the final battle all sorts of people turn out to be not who they appear to be. Phantom Justice is discovered to be an evil manipulator but manages to escape, so a sequel should be on its way. Bright Boy is an appealing protagonist who has the reader cheering him on in both his superhero and romantic exploits. ( )
  ChristianR | Aug 15, 2011 |
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"Batman has Robin, Wonder Woman has Wonder Girl, and Phantom Justice has Bright Boy, a.k.a. Scott Hutchinson, an ordinary dude by day and a superfast, superstrong sidekick by night, fighting loyally next to his hero...despite his doubts about the social benefits of wearing yellow tights. After an embarrassing incident involving said tights and the revelation that his lifelong nemesis, supervillain sidekick Monkeywrench, might be one of the most popular kids at his school, Scott begins to question his role. How long can he stay on the sidelines and still hope to have a life?"--Dust cover flap.… (more)

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