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Shelf Control #17

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! It’s another wonderful Wednesday or at least, I hope you’re having a good one! Anyways, that means it’s time for another Shelf Control post. Much like last week, I’ll be featuring a book written by an author who is on the LGBTQIA or has a character on the spectrum. 🙂

Here is what Shelf Control is and the rules: Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out my introductory post, here.


  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link in the comments!
  • If you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate a link back from your own post.
  • Check out other posts, and…have fun 🙂

The Backstagers Vol 1 by James Tynion IV/Illustrated by Rian Sygh


Published: 2017 // Length: 112 pages

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. 

James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Woods) teams up with artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest) for an incredibly earnest story that explores what it means to find a place to fit in when you’re kinda an outcast.

Why I want to read The Backstagers Vol 1: Once again, the queen of graphic novel recommendations Ali @HardbackHoarder talked about this. I don’t know how, but she always has the best graphic novel recommendations.

Anyways, she talked about how cool this graphic novel was so I was sold. Since it’s set in an all-boys school, I’m sure there’s bound to be some m/m romance, m/m friendship, and musical theater. Probably some magical elements too so I’m just plain excited!

Have you read The Backstagers Vol 1?


8 thoughts on “Shelf Control #17

      1. ! You can subscribe if you want free videogames every month, but if you click on “Bundles”, there’s usually 3-4 active at the same time that you can buy without subscription. It’s still mostly videogames, but there’s usually at least one book bundle.

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      2. I missed the most important thing 😀 You can get these games/books for super cheap (I paid 15 dollars for like 30-40 comics last time) and some of it goes to charity.

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