Title: The Sidekicks
Author: Will Kostakis
Publisher: Penguin Teen Australia
Date of Publication: February 29th 2016
Source: Purchased by reviewer
Genre: YA Contemporary
Three boys are called to the Principal's office. For one this is a reasonably regular occurrence, but for the others it's a little more unusual, and none of them expected to see the others there. Within they find out that their friend, Isaac, has died. The details are sketchy and none of them can really absorb the news at that point. They can't turn to each other - they weren't friends, Isaac was their common denominator and without him they have nothing to keep them together.
What follows is each of the three, Ryan, Harley and Miles, coming to terms with their loss and trying to find their new normal without Isaac. With no real idea how to relate to each other without the buffer of Isaac, the three struggle to relate to each other, and to fill the hole that Isaac has left.