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The Sidekicks
The Sidekicks | Will Kostakis
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The Swimmer.The Rebel.The Nerd.All Ryan, Harley and Miles had in common was Isaac. They lived different lives, had different interests and kept different secrets. But they shared the same best friend. They were sidekicks. And now that Isaac's gone, what does that make them?Will Kostakis, award-winning author of The First Third, perfectly depicts the pain and pleasure of this teenage world, piecing together three points of view with intricate splendour.
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MariettaSG
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I didn't actually read the whole book as I didn't feel I needed to, it is a quality YA novel and I would recommend it to teenagers. I didn't want to give it a bailed mark as I bailed not because of the quality but because as a secondary school English teacher I felt that by 130+ pages I could make enough of a judgement. Will recently spoke to the students where i work and he is entertaining as is his book.

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Gillyreads
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Books 6 for #24in48 ~ another hour and I‘ll probably head to bed. Getting late here

JoScho Wow! Great start! 2y
Gillyreads @JoScho thanks :) 2y
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rebeccavoy
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Betty
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This picture is how we found out grandson number two is on the way. @TricksyTails I googled and found out where you got superhero infant onesies you got for @JenlovesJT47 I'm buying the same for the next baby.

LeahBergen Awww! Congrats! 2y
Tadams4 That is awesome! 2y
EmilyChristine Congratulations!! 2y
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TheWordJar That is a fantastic announcement! Congratulations! 2y
Laura317 Congratulations! 2y
AmyG Ha! Congrats! 2y
TricksyTails Yay! Congratulations!! 2y
ValerieAndBooks How exciting!! Congratulations! 2y
TheBookHippie Awe!!!! Yay!!! 2y
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Sue
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#alltheyoungdudes in this Aussie YA book are pretty awesome.

#septembowie

Cinfhen I'm not a fan of YA #NoYa but this sounds like a great book....what do you think #YAhaters @Reviewsbylola @LeahBergen @BarbaraTheBibliophage ??? 2y
Marchpane The blurb sounds a little Breakfast Club-ish 🤔 Looks good! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Teen angst, male version. #noya for me 2y
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Reviewsbylola I'm at that point where I'll only read YA due to extreme peer pressure or threat of bodily harm. 😂😂 @Cinfhen 2y
Cinfhen Ok #Haters ~ I get it @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reviewsbylola I still think it has potential 😊 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Well, hey now. Keep us posted!! 😜 2y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen This doesn't sound too bad. 😆 2y
Sue @Cinfhen @LeahBergen wow, possible converts? I'm impressed 😊 2y
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Sue
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For the #whatafeeling prompt, here is a pile of books that give me all the feels.

Cutestiel approved.

#Augustgrrrl

Bookworm54 Your Castiel is so cute! Like a little trench coat wearing cherub 😇 2y
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Steph_EE
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Glaiza_echo
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Sheltered through summer with this book. Nuanced look at friendship + grief. #loveozya #litsygram #lgbtq #yalit #dareadathon #cobtemporary #willkostakis

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Bibliogeekery
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This charming Australian YA book had a bit of a Breakfast Club feel. The jock (a gay swimmer), the nerd and the outcast are thrust together when a shared mutual friend dies (not a spoiler, on the first page). Thanks to my secret Santa @thegirlwiththelibrarybag for this one! #litsyAtoZ #letterK #queerbooks @BookishMarginalia

Lauredhel Oh, I loved that book so much. 3y
Joanne1 Yes, a great YA read. 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag So glad you enjoyed! Might read it myself! 3y
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Bibliogeekery
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Next up for my holiday reads! This one is from my secret Santa ( @thegirlwiththelibrarybag )! Excited to start this one!

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Bibliogeekery
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Packing for Cuba!! Don't worry, I have 20 or so more books on my Kobo #booknerdsatthebeach 😍👙👓🍹🏖️📚

NerdyRev A graphic novel of a Wrinkle in Time!?! Whaaaa? Googling now! 3y
Bibliogeekery @NerdyRev yes!! I didn't know about it either! 3y
Gayan I must have the AWIT graphic novel.💗💗💗 3y
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Bibliogeekery
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Thank you so much @thegirlwiththelibrarybag!!! I haven't read either of the books and they look exciting!! I love the ornament and the postcard and the pouch! @BookishMarginalia #secretsantagoespostal #wintersolsticebookexchange 😍📚🎄❄️🎉😍

BookishMarginalia Yey! It arrived! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Love that pouch! 3y
Jhullie Ooh Picnic at Hanging Rock, one of my all time favourites 👍😍 3y
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LeahBergen Nice!! 3y
Gleefulreader Oh I'm so excited you received it! 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Mine's almost arrived - I had a 'sorry we missed you' slip in my letterbox today ☺️ 3y
Gissy 🎄🎅🏼🎁👏👏 3y
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Missusb
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So over at my new blog, https://trishtalkstexts.wordpress.com I am posting a series of 'best of' posts. I have 11 lists covering different categories with the Young Adult genre. I am halfway through my lists. The next one tomorrow, is LGBTQIA, and following that, my Australian picks on Friday. #blogging #bestof2016 #lists #endofyear

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Fernoppy
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Loved this. Great characters and I loved the way Mile's narrative tied everything together with the title. A perfect title.

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Joanne1
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This YA novel had me from page one. Kostakis tells the story of the death of a 17 year old private school boy through the eyes of his three very different best friends, the swimmer, the rebel and the nerd. I liked it for its straight forward language, its heart and the three very distinct voices.

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Joanne1
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"I do not trust anyone who leaves home without a book. It is just not right"
Smart boy!

Donna_sBookMinute Good quote. That's so hard to do these days with technology. 4y
Coleen Awesome! 4y
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belinda_missen
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This is great!

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Joanne1
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I really didn't need another book but this one hooked me in on page one.

Donna_sBookMinute Spoken like a true book lover. 4y
Joanne1 Having a fully stocked library where I work doesn't help with the TBR piles either! 4y
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PrincessTamara
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"I don't understand. Do you mean it's a lighthearted, merry exam paper? Or it's attracted to exam papers of the same sex?" My go-to line when people call something "gay" in my class! #thesidekicks #WillKostakis

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Deeamos
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He was my light in dark places, and now he's gone.

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Missusb
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So this happened in Australia today. YA author comes out, and his visits to school are immediately affected. It's not right. Also, best book I have read this year.

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Missusb
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Australian. Strong writing. All the feels. Highly recommended for YA.