The Backups: A Summer of Stardom

The Backups: A Summer of Stardom Details

Step into the spotlight with The Backups, a graphic novel from writer Alex de Campi and artist Lara Kane about crushes, confidence, and catchy choruses!



Spending an entire summer on tour as a backup singer for pop star Nika Nitro? What?! That's the DREAM, right? Especially for Jenni, Lauren, and Maggie, three misfit performing arts students with hopes of making it in the music world.

But being twenty feet from fame isn't easy. Between crushes, constant rehearsals, Nika's sky-high expectations, and their own insecurities, this dream is starting to feel more like a nightmare. And that's before they accidentally start a beef with a rival band threatening to reveal a secret that could end Nika's career.

Can this trio of new friends come together to save the tour, or will the Backups be kept out of the spotlight forever?

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Title:The Backups: A Summer of Stardom
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  • Lindsay (pawsomereads)

    This was such a good graphic novel! It was funny, cute and full of entertaining drama. The Backups follows three girls who become backup singers for a mega pop star as they’re leading up to their fi...

  • book bruin

    I don't read graphic novels often, but I really enjoyed The Backups. It was playful and fun and had just enough drama to keep things interesting. I loved that all the characters were so diverse and st...

  • Celia McMahon

    I read this book in under an hour; I couldn't put it down. Three high school girls with varying musical talent take a chance and try out to be backup singers for an unknown musician. They're chosen fr...

  • Ashley Lewis

    First and foremost, thank you again to Fierce Reads and Netgalley for the free e-arc in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinionsJenni, Lauren and Maggie get to be Backup singe...

  • Laura

    This book was so much fun. The teens are all realistic. The situation is logical, and the high jinks are totally plausible.I loved the in-fighiting. I loved the cattiness of the music industry, and I ...

  • Meredith Ann

    ARC courtesy of NetGalley. The Backups focuses on 3 teens chosen as backup singers for one of the world's biggest stars. The action is quick, with lots of characters, but that's what makes this such a...

  • April

    4.5 starsThe Backups by Alex de Campi is definitely a graphic novel worth picking up for the music loving reader. Read my full review here Link goes live 3/29/2021...

  • Aspasia

    TW + CW: Homophobia and bullyingThank you to Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, FierceReads, and the wonderful people behind the YA, Children's, and Middle-Grade Bloggers for gifting me this e-arc...

  • Ellie M

    If it's a realistic-fiction graphic novel aimed at teens, I will read it. No matter what. I keep saying this, but we need more graphic novels.This one did not disappoint. I'd been wanting to read it s...

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    The Backups: A Summer of Stardom by Alex de Campi 📚 _______________________________________________This one was an interesting one!!This graphic novel follows this trio of friends who are backup s...