Alex de Campi

Alex  de Campi

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The Backups: A Summer of Stardom

The Backups: A Summer of Stardom
Graphic Novel, 9781250153944
Recommended for teens
Recommended to read before TBF

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?


When we asked our authors what they were or might have been voted in HS, Alex answered most artistic.

Other Fun Facts

  • I snuck across the Russian border when I was 19
  • I’ve sailed across the South China Sea several times
  • I’ve directed dozens of music videos
  • Once I took a road trip from New York City to Mexico City
  • I’ve pet a wolf (as in, I patted the wolf on his head because he was a good boy, I did not have a pet wolf. I have a pet pit bull, his name is Sarge).