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By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Terrific page-turner has it all: action, humor, and heart.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+


It gives me thrills

Is It Any Good?

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MINION is a little less goofy than Sidekicked, but the very fact that it's more grounded makes it a more affecting read. Minion takes place in the same world as Sidekicked, author John David's excellent novel about an aspiring superhero sidekick, but with a bizarro spin: This time, we're cheering for the bad guys. But how bad are they, really? Michael says his father is more of a mad scientist than an evil genius, a distinction that sets the stage for fascinating conversations about morality, loyalty, personal responsibility, and where people draw the line between good and evil.

Anderson again populates his comic book world with complex, nuanced characters. The relationship between Michael and his adoptive dad is especially touching. It's a satisfying action/adventure that hits sweet notes of melancholy, humor, and hope.

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