Thursday, August 13, 2015

Book Review: School for Sidekicks

SCHOOL FOR SIDEKICKS by Kelly McCullough is a middle grade fantasy adventure for children who dream of becoming superheroes.
After surviving an encounter with Masks and Hoods, Evan Quick is whisked away to a special school for youth with special powers. At first, he’s thrilled to be part of this superhero universe despite the disapproval of his parents. He’s given the name Meerkat and assigned to be the sidekick of a has-been superhero known as Foxman. After discovering a government conspiracy, Evan realizes the fine line between good and evil and must work with his meta-human classmates to save the world.
Youth who enjoy superhero stories will get caught up in this engaging adventure. However, those who prefer other types of science fiction and fantasy may find it to be melodramatic and corny.
Sidekicks and other minions are popular themes in books and movies right now. Librarians can capitalize on this movement by featuring these newly respected heroes in displays, reading groups, and programs. Hold a sidekick costume party, get youth involved in creating their own characters, and create your own comic books.
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Published by Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan on August 4, 2015.