Friday, May 30, 2014

Sidekick Showcase [51] Mothering types!

Sidekick Showcase, previously known as Sidekick Saturday, is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. Just do the following:

• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• The day of your post, put your link in below and grab the code for your post so you can see the others that post their's throughout the week as well

The month of May is all about celebrating mothers including mothering types. I choose Mrs. Collins from Pushing the Limits by one of my favorite authors, Katie McGarry. Noah and Echo's lives are spiraling out of control, but they are fortunate enough to land themselves in Mrs. Collins' counseling office at school. She's my hero. She's messier than snot. She offers up sweet smiles like she has an endless supply. And she's brilliant! I love that she cares so much, but it's never over the top. There's this solidity to her place in the lives of the kids who need her help (whether they want her help or not).

If I were to cast her, I'd go with Amy Poehler.
Mrs. Collins reminded me of an overgrown Labrador retriever with her blond hair and much too friendly attitude.
McGarry, Katie (2013-05-01). Pushing the Limits (p. 8). Harlequin. Kindle Edition. 

Mrs. Collins smoothed her black skirt as she sat down in front of me. Maybe no one told her, but sitting on the floor during a therapy session was abnormal. She reined in her Labrador enthusiasm and spoke in a calm, reassuring tone. “You’re in a safe place..."
McGarry, Katie (2013-05-01). Pushing the Limits (p. 75). Harlequin. Kindle Edition. 



  1. Oh man, Robyn! I can't believe I didn't think of Mrs. Collins. She's an excellent pick! Geez, there are so many great mentor/mom characters out there. This makes me want to re-read this book too. *ha*

    I hope you have a super Saturday, Robyn! Cheer a little extra for Will from us! :)

  2. Oh she sounds like such a great character. I love the Labrador references. Everything you said, and the quotes you pic, sure make it easy to picture her. I love that you think of her as Amy, that makes me laugh. I hope you are having a great weekend! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.