July 30, 2013
Sidekicked - by John David Anderson
Through Andrew's view as narrator, we meet an unlikely crew of middle school students who are secretly training to become superhero mascots. When they are not training in the school's basement, they are trying to live normal lives, which isn't easy. It becomes even harder when a super-villain long thought dead returns to terrorize their city, and the superheros who are expected to defeat him are not who they seem.
This is a great story, a wonderful take on the superhero genre from an unusual point of view, and an excellent bit of writing. You don't have to love superheros to admire this super story.