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School for Sidekicks : The Academy of Metahuman Operatives

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"Evan Quick, Hero's Log, May the 25th... and darn it - I just can't do this. I'm never going to be a Mask. Get over it Evan."

Evan Quick has spent his whole life dreaming of becoming a hero. Every morning he wakes up and runs through a checklist of test to see if he's developed powers over night, and every day it is the same thing - nothing. No flying, no super strength, no heat rays or cold beams. No invulnerability - that always hurt to check - no telepathy, no magic. Not even the ability to light a light bulb without flipping a switch. And now, he's finally ready to give up.

But then, the class field trip to the Mask Museum is interrupted by a super villain attack, and Evan somehow manages to survive a death ray. Even better, Evan's favorite Mask, Captain Commanding, shows up to save them all -- and when things go very wrong, it's Evan who finds the strength to come to Captain Commanding's rescue.

Yet the hero's reception Evan is expecting never happens. Before he even gets the chance to say hello, Evan is bundled away to The Academy, an institution derisively called The School for Sidekicks by its students. Forced to take classes like Banter Basics and Combat with Dinnerware, while being assigned as an 'apprentice' to Foxman - a Mask widely considered a has-been -- Evan starts to worry that he'll never be able to save the day...
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.68g
  • New York
  • English
  • 1250039266
  • 9781250039262
  • 2,005,917

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The author of the Fallen Blade fantasy novels for adults makes a sparkling debut for middle-grade readers in this entertaining, expertly crafted parody of superhero adventures....The superheroes he creates are inspired...Add to that Evan's hilarious narration, a vivid setting of high-tech wonders and page turning suspense, and you have a real summer treat.--Jean Westmoore "The Buffalo News "
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About Kelly McCullough

KELLY McCULLOUGH is the author of the adult fantasy series Webmage and Assassin's Blade. School for Sidekicks is his first novel for young readers. He lives in Wisconsin with his physics professor wife and a small herd of cats, all of whom he adores.
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496 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 25% (125)
4 38% (190)
3 28% (139)
2 6% (31)
1 2% (11)
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