Upstaged (A Graphic Novel)


By Robin Easter

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★ “Sharply written and evocative” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This theater camp has plenty of captivating drama both on stage and off!” —Kayla Miller, New York Times bestselling creator of the Click graphic novel series

In a summer of goodbyes and new beginnings, shy Ashton Price hopes to confess to their theater camp crush in this heartfelt middle-grade graphic novel. Perfect for fans of The Tryout and The Girl from the Sea.

This is it: the last hurrah, the final curtain call. 

Ever since sixth grade, Ashton Price and their best friend and enduring crush, Ivy Santos, have spent their summers together at theater camp. Now it’s their last year before they part ways for high school, and Ash is determined to end it on a high note!

With Ash as stage manager and Ivy the lead in this year’s musical, this summer’s shaping up to be everything the two could have hoped for. Maybe Ash will even work up the courage to ask Ivy out! But between Ivy rehearsing long hours with her colead and Ash throwing themself into an ambitious stage production, will they end up drifting apart instead?

As summer wanes and September looms, Ash and Ivy’s friendship will change forever, one way or another.

  • “This theater camp has plenty of captivating drama both on stage and off!”
    Kayla Miller, bestselling creator of the Click series
  • ★ "Both a love story and a compassionate exploration of a youth learning how to cope with loneliness, this sharply written and evocative graphic novel is deeply grounded in reality even when its characters would rather fantasize about the what-ifs."
    Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • "Summer theater camp sets the perfect stage for an angsty, queer, and romantic middle school story."
  • "A great selection for middle schoolers ­transitioning to high school or struggling to navigate social groups, and for elementary and middle school libraries looking to add age-relevant LGBTQIA+ ­stories to their collections."
    School Library Journal
  • "This graphic novel is rife with coming-of-age social drama, yet the tone is optimistic through all the protagonist’s ups and downs."
    The Horn Book
  • "Robin Easter’s delightful graphic novel captures the drama of summer theater camp with a light, comforting touch."
    Broadway Direct

On Sale
May 28, 2024
Page Count
256 pages
Little, Brown Ink

Robin Easter

About the Author

Robin Easter is a cartoonist and illustrator who graduated from SCAD with a degree in sequential art. They are also a grown-up theater kid, former camp counselor, and walking encyclopedia of random facts. Robin currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with several plants and their dreams of having a dog.

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