REVIEW: Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee
I loved this book!
After a natural disaster and world war III, some people started manifesting real, superhero powers. Jess, a bisexual, biracial high school girl is the daughter of the town's two superheroes and feels like she's the only one in the family who isn't special. But normal life can still surprise her, and how!
Honestly, this book is such a gem. It's not that long, and I loved all of it. The diversity is absolutely great. A bisexual main character of colour and so many other POC and LGBTQIA+ people whose place in the book is defined by their labels, kicking ass, falling in love and saving the world.
All the characters are awesome and well-developed. I'm so happy we got to see active, positive portrayal of parents in a YA novel.
I'm a sucker for moral ambiguity, things that are bigger than our labels of good and bad or hero and villain. Books, ideas and situations that force you to think about how grey many aspects of life are and this was a fun way to approach that.
The idea behind the book is great, and the execution is wonderful. I'm already looking forward to the next books, and would highly recommend it.