Sidekicked by John David Anderson

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.3 Llamas


This is a awesome book! I love superheroes, but not a lot of the superhero books are clean, so when I find a clean one… You better believe I’m gonna review and love it!

This book is about a superhero with the power to have super senses… And, obviously this poor kid has problems. He doesn’t fit in, he can’t easily take down a bad guy, and is love life is in jeopardy. I wanna re-read the book already!

The book is clean but there is some violence, cause, ya know, superheros are usually a little bit violent. (But there’s not a lot of violence, just your normal being dangled over a pool filled with acid violence… Completely normal.) Also the kids hero has a drinking problem and can’t seem to do anything with his life… Fun!

Over all, I loved the book and I totally think you should read it. I hope you all have a nice day; see you soon! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • Awesome plot line, characters, EVERYTHING!
  • Kid-friendly and clean.


  • Some violence, but come on! It’s about super heroes!!! Of course there’s going to be violence!

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 bar stools than 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 is all before a supervillain long thought dead returns to the city of Justicia, superheroes begin disappearing at an alarming rate, and Drew’s two identities threaten 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 disappear?

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