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text 2017-03-23 01:20
Quiz: Who’s Your Book Sidekick?

Because everyone needs someone looking out for them!

 

We love sidekicks and besties in literature. They deserve so much more credit than they’re given. Being a protagonist’s best friend, confidant, or advisor plays a big part in revealing more about the lead character and we all know what wonderful support our besties are in real life. Is your ideal sidekick more of an outsider like Huckleberry Finn, or someone to help you think logically like Dr. Watson? Whoever your sidekick is, we’re sure they’ll stick by you!

 

You Got: Toto from ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ by L. Frank Baum

 

Toto is such a great sidekick. As a dog, he’s obviously extremely loyal and even travels with Dorothy to Oz! He’s really down for any adventure and is always there to keep you as safe as he can—he is a small terrier after all. Although Toto doesn’t talk until later books in the ‘Wizard of Oz,’ he’s still a great one to have around. Sidekick to: Dorothy Gale.

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text 2015-10-07 13:54
Luckiest Girl Alive: A Sidekick to the Jessica Knoll Novel - Miriam Sokolow,WeLoveNovels

This book keeps you interested from the word "go". It has good character development. If you like Gone Girl, you will enjoy this book. In fact, I found this book more entertaining.

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text 2015-06-22 15:53
free June 22-23 only!
Sidekick to Pines (The Wayward Pines Trilogy, Book 1): by Blake Crouch - Danielle Woodward,Bookworm Summaries

this unofficial companion to the Wayward Pines Trilogy, Book 1 by Blake Crouch is FREE for a limited time at Amazon so grab your copy now!

 

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review 2014-07-18 18:13
Sidekick
Sidekick - Auralee Wallace

(I got a copy of this book throuhg NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)

OK for the most part, in that it provided me with a fluffy, fast, light reading, but nothing I'll remember much, I'm afraid.

I liked the basic idea of the ex-rich girl deciding to tackle on the role of a hero's sidekick: I thought it held a lot of potential for funny situations as well as superhero gadgets à la Batman. However, those situations were either not exploited enough to my liking, or too ridiculous to be actually funny. I smiled a few times, but after a while, Bremy's membership in the Too Stupid To Live club reached such epic proportions that I would just roll my eyes and wonder why anyone even bothered with her, from her shady landlord to Ryder and Bart. Smaller doses of such clueless behaviours would've been funny in my eyes; here, there were just too many for me to care enough to laugh.

The characters in general weren't fleshed out, and remained at face value level. While normally, this could work in humorous stories, at least in my own reading experience, a little depth is still somewhat needed for me to fully appreciate a cast. There wasn't much of an explanation for Queenie's involvement, for instance, and the whole thing with Jenny indeed seemed to have moved way too fast (one month?). Some elements remained unexplained, some loose ends weren't tied, making the novel seem like it's begging for a sequel. The villain's plan also felt too stale. The love interest sparked zero interest here on my part. Again, it was supposed to be funny, I know. Only it just didn't work in my case, owing to Bremy's TSTL quality and Pierce's naivety. That combo was a deadly one (not in a good nor amusing way).

Overall, this novel felt as if it was trying too hard to be funny, and in the end, it became sort of... tiring. Much to my dismay, because it's one of the genres (humour + loser heroes) I'm usually attracted to.

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review 2014-07-08 22:21
DNF - Bad Writting and Racist Stereotypes for the meh
Sidekick - Auralee Wallace

Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for an honest review.

 

This book started out so promising, but it began to slide down hill fast and eventually pissed me off to the point I had to quit reading.

 

The premise is interesting and I really wanted to like it. The world of the story has a very golden age of detective comics/film noir feel to it, which is great until you realize it also has the blatant racist caricatures popularized by these genres.  

 

From the Eastern European gangster landlord to the Asian escort neighbor (with the porcelain skin) both speak in ridiculously exaggerated broken English and embody equally outrageous and offensive stereotypes. When you add on top of this that the MC is a privileged, white girl, I have no clue why I would even like Bremy much less root for her.

 

All this aside, the dialogue and characterizations are weak. All the characters come off 2-dimensional and silly. I suspect that was intentional, to make them seem funny, but it comes off as lazy and boring. Bremy bumps into a mysterious guy who she describes as a wall. He's wearing glasses and obviously is a stand-in for the Clark Kent/Superman love interest, and I would have be intrigued if it weren't for their bizarre and mildly homophobic conversation.

 

They have a typical meet-cute moment, she slams into him and describes him as a wall at least 4 times in the same paragraph. Can you say overkill, FOUR TIMES? Yes. When he mentions her shoes she assumed he is gay. He immediately insisted he isn't and while I'm sure this is all hilarious to someone who is homophobic and believes in narrow gender role is funny. I however wanted to slap both of them upside the head, and throw the book out a window.

 

I am tapping out.

  

 

 

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