Will Kostakis: The Sidekicks



Person Ryan Patrick Thomson Olympic hopeful and seen as a popular athlete with very little to offer academicallyHarley is The Rebel he self medicates with alcohol and his friendship with Issac was seemingly based upon addiction and dependence Harley is a border at Barton House his mother paying for his tuition after returning to the United States and abandoning him and his father Underneath the coarse facade Harley is deeply grieving the loss of his friend rousing feelings of his mother s abandonment and returns home to his fatherMiles is uietly intelligent and is now reflecting on his friendship with Issac believing that their friendship was just one of convenience Months before Issac died the two formed a partnership to create a short film in which Miles was praised but is now obsessing over the hours of filming between takes isolating himself within the media room and piecing together their friendship with a series of broken scenesRyan Issac and Miles are three distinct individuals all reeling over the loss of their friend Their grief was palpableTime is pulling is apart With very second that passes the space between us widens Today I saw him yesterday In a few days it will have been last week Then last month And there is nothing I can do to keep time from wedging of itself between us It is inevitableMy heart The Sidekicks is an honest captivating and illumination of the male narrative of the many facets of grief self doubt and the intricacy of male friendships It was incredible I njoyed how the narrative was three separate although interconnecting viewpoints surrounding the loss of Issac I felt Ryan was the ngaging character his narrative of losing the only person who he had confided in the pressure of being an athlete and the casual homophobic slurs overheard from teachers and peers alike added to his anguishThe Sidekicks is magnificent Poignant ndearing and bittersweet Will Kostakis is a remarkable author creating a narrative with a uiet intensity and conviction I loved it Immensely When Isaac dies unexpectedly Ryan Harley and Miles realise that they have nothing in common and that really they re not friends. Nt secrets But they shared the same best friend They were sidekicks And now that Isaac's gone what does that make themWill Kostakis award winning

Wonderful touching story of three teen boys left behind after the death of a friend they have in common Told in the three voices of the characters it curls around the interior lives of the boy as they discover the threads that tie the together I wasn t fully in love with the nding but I know I ll remember these characters for a long time I have read this three times and I have cried at a different bit English Unlimited Level 2 Coursebook Special Edition Saudi Edition each time so yeah I am a fanUpdate Feb 26 This book is finally about to be released Megan has posted my review at Children s Books Daily There s also a competition to win some copies Woo Actual rating 45Dudes dudes Get on this one Isaac is the glue that holds his suad together and when he dies all that s left is a nerd a rebel and a swimmer They have nothing in commonxcept for their grief First and foremost I loved all the characters Obviously Harley was my favourite but there was so much about Miles to love and Ryan They were beautifully well rounded and just amazing characters I really liked the way grief was The Innocents experienced differently by all the characters Grief isn t simple it s not one size fits all And the three boys definitely find their own ways to deal with the death of their best friend I was so proud that I d managed to get through the book tear free until I hit the last two pages Not only did I get legitimate goosebumps but there were tears man God damnit Kostakis The Sidekicks is a magnificent male narrativexploring the harrowing loss of a friend through grief reflection and remembrance It s often the uiet unassuming reads that ffect us most it was beautiful Isaac is a charismatic young man who the reader connects with through the memories and stories of his peers after his tragic passing Three young men with one common factor IsaacRyan is The Swimmer an Olympic hopeful who s athleticism has afforded him a privileged position within the school Ryan and Isaac shared a wonderful friendship based on trust Isaac having kept Ryan s confidence until the very nd Ryan is gay and isn t yet comfortable sharing his sexual preferences with his peers for fear of persecution Ryan often refers to himself as the third. The Swimmer The Rebel The NerdAll Ryan Harley and Miles had in common was Isaac They lived different lives had different interests and kept differe.

At all They only hung out together because of Isaac The book is Writers on heels effectively broken into threeach part told from the perspective of one of the three from the time they find out Isaac is dead Each story builds upon the next so Ryan s story Mistida ends with something that happens about half way through Harley s story and Miles story goes for several days than Harley s I liked all three of the narrators but I don t think any of the three particularly stood out to me Ryan is a sweet jock struggling with the loss of the only person other than his boyfriend that he s out to Harley issort of a hot mess but the kind who manages to bendearing And Miles is an adorable little suish who very much reads as being on the autism spectrum without it Every Step (Music, Love and Other Miseries, ever beingxplicitly stated Anyway I understand why a lot of people thought this was repetitive because you do cover a lot of the same ground But I LOVED that we got to see the same situation from multiple perspectives Admittedly the The Heat Wyatt essay writing business thing got old pretty damned fast but the rest was wonderful Hands down my favourite part was thending ALL OF THE FEELINGS This book is sitting heavily on my heart right now I just finished The Sidekicks one minutes and thirteen seconds ago and I m El arte de la invisibilidad (Ttulos Especiales) experiencing all the feels This book was honest heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time Written from Ugh this book made me silently cry to myself on the subway It was beautiful and painful Thanks A LOT Will Kostakis For once my 3 stars rating is actually a good thing because this review could go three ways It could go like this Will Kostakis s writing hooked me right away by offering such a believable and discreetly hilarious yes that s totally a thing voice to Ryan the character who gets the first POV in The Sidekicks whose grief is the first wexperience and whose narration made me hope for a 5 stars rating Yes the guy was that good Not necessarily original though and I read اعترافات امرأة مسترجلة enough glbt books to recognize the regular patterns of a coming out story but it s all the impressive that I could I managed to not shed a tear thentire time and then the last page broke me I NEED MORE 45 stars. Uthor of The First Third perfectly depicts the pain and pleasure of this teenage world piecing together three points of view with intricate splendo.

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Will Kostakis writes books for young adults and the other adults who like to read about them He is currently putting the finishing touches on The Sidekicks a novel about finding yourself and the problems you find yourself in out in early 2016He was a teenager when his first novel Loathing Lola was published His sopho The First Third is an intimate portrait of a broken Greek Australian