Sidekick by Natalie Whipple Review and GiveawaySaturday, November 14, 2015
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SIDEKICK by Natalie Whipple
Russ is a high school football player who feels like he always comes in second to his best friend, Garret. In sports. In school. With girls. Well, he's tired of it, and he gets the rather foolish idea that if he can win the heart of the new girl in town before Garret he can prove he's not just sloppy seconds.
His plan? Use his anime-obsessed sister's group, who has befriended the new girl, to get closer to her. He'd never tell the team, but he's been going to Anime Night for years and might even enjoy it. That would ruin his reputation, just like his secret love for cooking and James Taylor.
But pretending to be something you aren't catches up to you eventually, and Russ can only get away with living two lives for so long. As more than one person reveals they have something to hide, Russ must figure out what and who he really wants in his life. And more than that, he needs the courage to make it happen
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Sidekick is a very fast read. It's one of those books that can help you pass a reading slump. This is my first Natalie Whipple book and from what I have read, I will surely read more of her works.
It's amazing to think that Natalie can capture a great perspective in the minds of Russ ( the main character) even though he is a boy that is on high school she was able to capture such great world of high school and drama. I am a teenager and also currently on high-school, this book is not one of those high-school-but-not-like-the-real-high-school, the characters are people, they are real, you feel like they can be real teens.
Yes, the romance is there, the usual high school fiasco and most specially heartbreaks and family and self discovery.
Read it and you'll see ;)
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About The Author
Natalie Whipple grew up in the Bay Area and relocated to Utah for high school, which was quite the culture shock for her anime-loving teen self. But the Rocky Mountains eventually won her over, and she stuck around to earn her degree in English linguistics at BYU, with a minor in editing. Natalie still lives in Utah with her husband and three kids, and keeps the local Asian market in business with all her attempts to cook.
She is the author of the TRANSPARENT series, HOUSE OF IVY & SORROW, the I'M A NINJA series, FISH OUT OF WATER, and MY LITTLE BRONY (under K.M. Hayes). In addition to that, she is on the writing team for the cRPG Torment: Tides of Numenera that should be out sometime in 2015.
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