The Backstagers Vol. 1 – Book Review

The Book

Title: The Backstagers: Rebels without Applause
Author(s): James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh (Illustrator), Walter Baiamonte (Illustrator)
Series/Number: The Backstagers, #1
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, LGBTQ+
Age: Young Adult
Release Date: July 25, 2017
Page Count: 112

Synopsis (Goodreads)

“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. “

My Thoughts

I absolutely adored this! Jory is such a sweet, confused boy who is pulled into this magical world at his new school. He is taken in by the Backstagers who treat him like one of their own and like they have known him for years. They just take him under their wing. They are his friends and they love each other like the found family they are. The boys are so different and diverse, from a big burly soft boy to a nerdy science wiz, they are all interesting and different in ways that make them special and important to their friends. I can’t wait to continue this series!

Rating: 4.5/5

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