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Sidekick: The Misadventures of the New Scarlet Knight

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Bobby Baines is in high school, which is bad enough. When his hero, Scarlet Knight, dies, Bobby is forced to take up his mantel. Only Scarlet Knight never had to deal with eking out a passing grade in math, keeping his fellow sidekicks in check, or stopping a giant squid from bearing down on his school and crushing everyone inside. After all, Bobby Baines is no super hero, ...more
Paperback, 225 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by Month9Books, LLC (first published January 1st 2013)
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Alyssa
Feb 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Sidekick: The Misadventures of the New Scarlet Knight by Pab Sungenis
Publisher: Month9Books
Publication Date: March 12, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC provided by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

Bobby Baines is in high school, which is bad enough. When his hero, Scarlet Knight, dies, Bobby is forced to take up his mantel. Only Scarlet Knight never had to deal with eking out a passing grade in math, keeping his fellow sidekicks in check, or st
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Crystal ✬ Lost in Storyland
Sidekick is a fun, humor-filled read about the ups and downs of life as a superhero and the growth of one teen as he struggles to fulfill the legacy left by his predecessor. I can't remember the last time I read a superhero book, but this is what I look for in a modern superhero book (at least, it's one of the types): it makes fun of cheesy old superheros and introduces modern innovations, it's fun, and there is a wide cast of lovable characters.

Bobby is your typical American teenage boy, and he
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D.S. Thornton
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of King Dork
Shelves: ya-read
What does a superhero's sidekick do in his spare time? Would he even HAVE spare time? And what if he's still in high school when his rich superhero uncle bites the dust? Does a loyal sidekick quit the biz so he can concentrate on his homework and prep for college, or does he don the way-cool high-tech armor and helmet of his genius benefactor, the Scarlet Knight, and take on Harbor City's villains, like the giant telepathic squid who's set on swallowing the school whole? Or the mysterious villai ...more
Patrick
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As much as I wanted to hate this book (because MY book with a superhero named the Scarlet Knight was released last October) I really couldn't. I didn't really love it either. It's a fairly bland superhero story, sort of like Watchmen with the violence toned down. The biggest flaw is with the voice. The narrator is supposed to be 17 and yet he uses expressions like "woolgathering" which no American kid has probably ever used in the last 80 years or so. The title is misleading too because there ar ...more
Katie (Kitkatscanread)
Mar 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Quite an enjoyable read.

Bobby is a sidekick until Scarlet Knight passes away and he is made to take his place.
Bobby has to balance school along with being a hero and saving the day.
No-one must know the real identities of heroes and sidekicks, so remaining in secret is hard.
However, someone is killing off heroes and knows about them. Who is it? Who can you trust?

This story is really spunky. If you like stories about superheroes, then definitely give it a go =)

Full review to come...

Will also be ho
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Courtney
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is a lot of fun. Sungenis has written a comic book in a novel format. There are superheroes, villains, love, and death. SIDEKICK: THE MISADVENTURES OF THE NEW SCARLET KNIGHT has something for everyone. Check it out if you like clever humor and comic books.
Ashleigh
Jan 02, 2013 rated it liked it
I never pass up the opportunity to try and solve a superhero murder mystery. Additionally, I am always thrilled to find a hero book where the main character already knows how to use their powers.
Rachel's Book Reviews
Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Review up!

I've always loved superheroes! Loved sidekick :)


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