Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sidekick Showcase [55] National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

Sidekick Showcase is a monthly 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 the first Saturday of the month, then whichever day during the month 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, click the 'Sidekicks' link in my header and enter the link for your post. Here, you can also see anyone else that posted during the month to visit their Sidekick Showcase's as well.

Topic ideas for November are Soldier (November 10 is the birthday of the United States Marine Corps), Children (National Homeless Youth Awareness Month) or bearded folk (No Shave November).

My sidekick pick this month is Julie from the world of Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews. We first meet Julie in Magic Burns. She's a tough street kid you could accuse of being broken, but the girl never quits. Despite the total crapfest that is her life, she lights up ever scene because she is just that kind of person. I guess she's like Kate, just not beat down in the same way. I'm not sure what would have happened to Kate if she hadn't met Julie, but my guess is that Kate would have continued on the path of no attachments. She would have run from love or even the chance of love. She would have died somewhere around book 3 and then we wouldn't be biting our nails for book 8! Go Julie!

If I were to cast Julie, I'd choose Shailene Woodley (think her angsty role in The Descendants). 
Shailene Woodley - Flickr - nick step
"By Nick Step (Shailene Woodley) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons"


  1. Julie is a fabulous pick, Robyn! You're right - she did sort of save Kate from herself. And I just love her! You're really making me want to read some Andrews! *haha* So I haven't seen The Descendants but I like your choice of Shailene...she bares a striking resemblance to Princess Kate, don't you think? Happy Wednesday, girlie! I have to work today and it's -5 here and snowy. Not looking forward to the drive at all! I'll check in with you tonight. {{{{}}}} & BIG <3

    1. I have been pushing Andrews lately. I finally got into the 3rd Edge book and I have to put in on hold to read a loaned book. Oh the drama of a being a book girl. hehe

      That is crazy cold! I was bitching the whole walk to John's school this morning and it was only 19 (which is freaking cold for me). "My face hurts." "It's not that cold mom." "It totally is that cold, John. My nose is on fire." "Not cold at all really." "You are a stinker." I hope you have a great shift at work!!! Have a toasty sugary coffee!! {{{{{}}}}} right back at you missy!

  2. I haven't had the chance to read any of these. So I went and added them to my tbr list. I love starting late on a good series where I can just dive into 6 or 7 books. :D Matt @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. I think you will love Kate Daniels. Kate has a problem with sarcasm. The more scared she rightfully gets the worse her mouth. It's good stuff, plus there's gore and magic.

  3. Julie is an excellent choice, Robyn. She's a great character, and I loved how Kate took her in.
    I haven't participated in Sidekick Showcase for ages... I need to get back on that for sure. I've just not been motivated to chat about great sidekicks lately.
    I hope you're having a fantastic week, Robyn.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. Julie rocks and if I didn't already love Kate, her taking Julie in would have sealed it.

      I missed quite a few sidekicks. I like how Jaclyn is doing them now where you have the whole month to choose someone.

      I hope your week is going great, Lexxie!!