After defusing a hostage situation, 18-year-old Burger Bell cashier Phoebe is offered a chance to join a superhero support team, the Sidekicks. Childhood dream fulfillment, plus health insurance to cover her little sister’s life-threatening surgery? Hell yeah. Her trial mission is gathering intel on Shadow, the city’s most notorious supervillain. But instead of an evil mastermind, Phoebe finds a dorky highschool dropout who invites her on a heist that could save her sister’s life.
This is Phoebe’s chance to be a hero—if she doesn’t become the villain first.
YA THE BOYS x WE COULD BE HEROES
Phoebe was a hostage again. Beautiful day for it, too. The golden afternoon sun glinted off skyscrapers and suspension cables, and a light, fish-scented breeze floated through the half-open window of her car. Bumper-to-bumper traffic crammed onto every square inch of the bridge.
Fantastic place to take hostages, if that was your thing.
The semi-trailer parked in front of Phoebe kept her from seeing what was going on, but she’d played the role of endangered bystander often enough. She knew the gist. And anyway, there were more important things to worry about right now than an impending superhero battle. For example, her Sidekick application.
Phoebe turned her key in the ignition, and her engine sputtered to a halt. She kicked her feet onto the sun-cracked dash, humming along to the bubblegum pop song that chirped out of the radio. The supervillain of the week hadn’t revealed themself yet and no demands had been made. That gave her a good five minutes before Fortis showed up to save the day. She wasn’t going to waste any more time, and she certainly wasn’t going to waste anymore gas.
She propped her phone on top of the steering wheel and squinted at the screen.