Tuesday, July 22, 2014

**Sidekick Showcase ~ #49**

Sidekick Showcase (previously known as Sidekick Saturday) is a weekly bookish meme, hosted 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! 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 this week's type

• Share a picture (if possible) 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
• Put your link in the Linky thing and comment

Sorry, I've sucked this month at getting my Sidekick posts done. It's really sad considering I suggested some of the themes. :) Hopefully, this firecracker of a character will make up for my slacking.

July's theme ~ Patriot, Red-head, or Firecracker 

My my pick this week:
from Robyn Jones' Touched Girl Series

Betsy is Anna's 'little' cousin, as Anna calls her. But Betsy is big in personality. She's a pistol, full of piss and vinegar. She always has a snarky comeback or comment. It has to be hard to have a particular social standing at school only to have your cousin arrive to mess things up with her strange twirling and touching. But she's loyal and she loves Anna with her whole heart.

"The short one let out an annoyed sigh and walked into the house. 'She's still weird as ever.'"
-Betsy, Soul Walker

"No more comas, Anna. I didn't like that at all. Even Betsy was worried." 
"Was not. Sleep, talk, walk, stand too close to me, who cares?" 
-Sara and Betsy, Soul Walker

"So, who were the brooding hotties in Ell's driveway?" 
"Peter's cousins."
"Good bloodline."
-Betsy and Anna, Soul Walker

"Um, excuse me. Wives are slapping their husbands, and teenage boys are tossing out their Playboys. Do you think you could not do this crazy hose-down-the-hot-body scene right here on Ella's front lawn?"
-Betsy to Anna, Soul Walker

"Fine, don't chat up the student body. You're eating with us at lunch. I'm not taking twirling for an answer."
-Betsy to Anna, Soul Bender

"I'll work my way up to the whole Ted/porch thing because I think you broke my brain, weird girl."
-Betsy to Anna, Soul Bender

"Yes, Anna, will you please make the girls at the table look good."
-Betsy to Anna, Soul Bender

"What about you, Betsy? Who are you going with?" She looked away.
"No one. I'm not going."
"What? That's crazy. You're so pretty and perfect and flirty. Who doesn't want to go with you?"
"All true words, Anna," Betsy said without her trademark deadpan expression.
-Anna and Betsy, Soul Twister

"The way you think is just out there."
-Betsy to Anna, Soul Twister


  1. Betsy does sound like a firecracker! I love those quotes!

    1. Oh she definitely is, Andrea! Glad you enjoyed the quotes. :)

  2. You made me laugh! Thanks, Brandee. Big in personality is right. I've been terrible with my Sidekicks this summer.

    1. *grins* I'm glad I could make you laugh. Betsy is awesome! Definitely related to Ella! ;)

  3. "She's a pistol, full of piss and vinegar."<-----this is such a weird description for a person, but every time I hear it, my ears perk up, LOL. Great post, Brandee! Betsy definitely sound like fun ;)

    1. LOL Yeah, I guess it is, but I grew up hearing it so often. ;) Betsy is a character you'd adore, Jessica!

  4. AH I love your choice :D She's my absolute favorite! All the quotes are fantastic! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.


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