Sidekicks

Sidekicks

Book - 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.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9780810998032
0810998033
Branch Call Number: FIC/FERRAIOLO
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 22 cm.

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stephanie_chang
Jul 18, 2017

It is a very good book, sort of violent and love in it.

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cyphoon
Nov 30, 2013

Okay, does anyone know when the sequel is coming out, and if there's not one, I will be mad at da author and hide his book in my closet. ROFL:)

mvkramer Sep 27, 2013

This book started out great -- the author has a great sense of humor and a wonderful narrative voice. I was chuckling to myself picturing Phantom Justice's Batman-esque dramatics. The setup with Bright Boy finding out Monkeywrench's true identity and how that opened him up was also great. But the ending just killed it. Killed it dead in a mess of contrived and sudden plot twists and cliches. It was tragic. Still, mostly a fun read, if a disappointing finish.

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Tankat9
Aug 25, 2012

This book is awesome! 5 stars!

May be inappropriate at times but its a great comical story

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anjalisc
May 15, 2012

I think this book should be for teens because it talks about bras and breasts and stuff

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tiki_tiki20
Oct 02, 2011

This book is pretty good. A little cheesy sometimes but the storyline is great and original.

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zetealfox
Jul 12, 2011

This book is so good! It's so sad that I haven't heard about it before, but I guess that's because it's so new. It's satirical, exciting, and it actually ends pretty well, unlike other books I could name. Although there's some content, it's nothing anyone over 12 won't understand. The cover is kind of ridiculous, but I assure you as a pretty experienced reader that this book is good.

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blue_jellyfish_218
Jun 22, 2014

blue_jellyfish_218 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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mvkramer Sep 27, 2013

Scott, aka Bright Boy, has bee the sidekick to Phantom Justice since he was a child, but lately he's been growing out of his role -- and his costume -- in a rather obvious manner. Being Bright Boy has suddenly become a burden for Scott -- he has no friends at school, Phantom Justice is distant and unsympathetic, and everyone is making fun of his 'wardrobe malfunction.' When Phantom Justice's old foe Dr. Chaotic breaks out of prison, Scott finds out that Chaotic's sidekick is someone he knows, and what she tells him makes the boundaries between hero and villain seem much thinner than before. What is Phantom Justice hiding from Scott? Can he make sense of it before he becomes a target?

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