September 25th, 2006
What a neat idea!
How about Calvin O'Keefe from A Wrinkle in Time? I'm not sure if you want to have overlap between sidekick and (future) spouse, but he's a sidekick in that book. Also...
- Ashleigh from Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman.
- Rudy from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
- Uno, Barnaby's dog, from Anatopsis from Chris Abouzeid.
- Farid from Inkspell (Dustfinger's sidekick) by Cornelia Funke.
- Puck from The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley.
- Cousin Frankie from Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm.
- Winkie the Cat from Escape to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key.
Thanks for linking back to the cool girl and boy lists, too. I think that this one is an interesting twist - the sidekicks don't get enough attention, but they can make a huge difference in the texture of a book. I'm sure that I'll be back for more.