Skuy, David Memoirs Of A Sidekick, 233 pages. Kids Can Press, 2016. $17. Language: G (1 swear, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.
Bendale Public School is under attack by the popular kid Robert, the school bully. He plans to be the president of the school, but not if Boris has something to do about it. Adrian (number one sidekick and Boris’ only friend) strives to be the president and fight to make the school better and to free the younger kids from the popular bullies. As the school president elections begin, they try to win over the votes of the kids but Robert doesn’t allow that. The winner will determine the fate and the regulations of the school.
This book is told by Adrian (the sidekick) which is from an observational point of view. The story progresses at a steady pace with Boris planning out to win the elections but every time something goes wrong. I can easily recommend this book if you like contemporary fiction and if you don’t, this book will persuade you. The book just tells the hardships of a bully and the most unpopular kid trying to change the school for the better or for the worse.
EL, MS - OPTIONAL. Reviewer: KAJ, 7th