At a new all-boys private school Jory finds an unexpected place where he fits in perfectly, stage crew. The backstage isn’t all that it seems though, there are underground tunnels, giant spiders and tool rats. There is also something dark lurking in the deep tunnels backstage, something or someone that has been missing since 1987. Can Jory and his new friends save the day both on stage and behind it?
All the world’s a stage . . . but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic literally!
When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he’s taken in by the only ones who don’t treat him like a new kid, the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers. Not only does he gain great, lifetime friends, Jory is also introduced to an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain. With the unpredictable twists and turns of the underground world, the Backstagers venture into the unknown, determined to put together the best play their high school has ever seen.
Cis boys: Jory, Hunter, Aziz, Sasha
Trans boys: Beckett
Not Mentioned: Sasha, Beckett (He does have a crush on a cis girl)
Not mentioned in the book.
White: Hunter, Sasha
Not mentioned: Aziz and Beckett, but they are characters of color.
Trigger Warnings: Some scary images, bullying.
Additional Notes: Hunter is overweight.
Ownvoices: Creators are queer.