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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays (65): Sidekicked


Teaser Tuesdays...is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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MY TEASER

So today is Tuesday and I'm suspended by my wrist above a pool of acid, feet dangling below me in my gray, faded Pumas, my bandanna hiding my identity from the nose up but doing nothing to conceal my frown. The number of yards I am away from death can be counted on one hand. (ARC, pg 10)



Sidekicked
by John David Anderson
6/25/13
Walden Pond Press

With not nearly enough power comes way too much responsibility. 

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 he does 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 was all before a supervillain long thought dead returned to Justicia, superheroes began disappearing at an alarming rate, and Drew’s two identities threatened 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 break down?

2 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

This one sounds like it would really grab middle schoolers (and me). Come see my teasers for Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne and SEAL of Honor by Tonya Burrows. Happy reading!

Heidi said...

That sounds funny. Love it. Here is my TT http://newpaperadventures.blogspot.com/2013/05/teaser-tuesday-may-21-2013.html