Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Jill, from Breaking the Spine, in which we share the titles of upcoming books we are eagerly awaiting.

Ya never know where the interwebz will lead ya. It sure can be a giant time-suck, but sometimes cool connections are made. I found Views from the Tesseract via Betsy Bird's blog last week, liked what I saw, stayed awhile to read, and found:

Sidekicked by John David Anderson. 320 p. HarperCollins Publishers, June 25, 2013.  9780062133144.

Publisher synopsis: 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. There's his superhero mentor, a former legend who now spends more time straddling barstools than fighting crime. And then there's his best friend, Jenna—their friendship would be complicated enough if she weren't able to throw a Volkswagen the length of a city block. 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?
Or click on the link here to read Stephanie's review.

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