The Sidekicks

by Will Kostakis

On Sale: 10/31/2017

The Sidekicks

by Will Kostakis

On Sale: 10/31/2017


About the Book

Ryan, Harley and Miles are very different people—the swimmer, the rebel and the nerd. All they’ve ever had in common is Isaac, their shared best friend.

When Isaac dies unexpectedly, the three boys must come to terms with their grief and the impact Isaac had on each of their lives. In his absence, Ryan, Harley and Miles discover things about one another they never saw before, and realize there may be more tying them together than just Isaac.

In this intricately woven story told in three parts, award-winning Australian author Will Kostakis makes his American debut with a heartwarming, masterfully written novel about grief, self-discovery and the connections that tie us all together.

Critical Praise

"While this is Kostakis's American debut, his literary polish and deep understanding of teen storytelling is compelling and nuanced from the first page.... A memorable experience with teens who grow to absorb tragedy and build a future on its foundation. VERDICT An excellent exploration of grief from a rising talent that belongs in all libraries serving teens." -School Library Journal (starred review)

"An engrossing study of relationships, unintended consequences, and the many-nuanced similarities and differences that makes us human. Male and female readers alike will be readily drawn into each character's unique emotional journey and the tapestry of friendship they ultimately create." -VOYA (starred review)

"A masterfully written story filled with heart, sorrow, and hope." -New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson

"The Sidekicks is a hypnotic story of friendship, loss, grief, self-discovery, and-most of all-love. Read this book. Trust me. I loved every word and you will too." -Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe

"Gutsy, ambitious, funny, sad and beautiful." -Melina Marchetta, Printz Award-winning author of Jellicoe Road

"America, you are about to be introduced to the heartfelt, funny, wrenching and absolutely wonderful work of Will Kostakis. The Sidekicks will make your heart ache." -Sara Farizan, author of If You Could Be Mine

"Kostakis makes good use of the three characters' narratives, moving from relatable Ryan to sympathetic Harley and finally the initially unprepossessing Miles, whose inability to wear a social mask and habit of seeing his life as a movie make him a touching narrator." --Publishers Weekly -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781488027833
  • ISBN 10: 1488027838
  • Imprint: Harlequin Teen
  • On Sale: 10/31/2017
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:18.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / Australia & Oceania
  • BISAC4 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying

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