BOOK 2 OF THE BIT PLAYERS SERIES
In Bit Players, Bullies and Righteous Rebels, Sadie Perkins just wants the Crudup High drama club’s spring musical to go smoothly, but the original production of Wuthering Heights: A Modern Tragedy is threatened when an anonymous texter starts bullying Sadie’s gay friend Foster, the lead in the play.
And Sadie’s boyfriend Alex is suddenly acting homophobic, making Sadie wonder if she really knows him at all.
On top of that, she has to add a controversial, secret song-and-dance number to the show behind the director’s back, to impress the professor from the Yale School of Drama. Find out how it all ends up in this sequel to Bit Players, Has-Been Actors and Other Posers.
Praise for Bit Players, Bullies and Righteous Rebels
“I did high school theatre and this book took me right back to how that all felt — the friendships, the politics, the thrill of being in a show. It was cool how the book included modern songs but with new lyrics. I really liked the lead character Sadie, in the end. At first I wasn’t sure, but I guess that’s what makes her a good character, that she’s not perfect.” — newhite
“Like the first book, it entwines a plot of mystery and romance around the production of an original musical/play. The connection between the bullying in the “real life” of the characters and its portrayal in the musical they were producing was brilliant and very relevant in today’s world. Stevens tackles tough topics such as bullying and sexual orientation with finesse and without preaching to the readers. She presents these topics not only from the point of view of the student, but also the opinions (right or wrong) of teachers, parents and strangers.” — Wicked Good Witch of Metrowest
“What a wonderful story! Moved right along and gave me wonderful insight into the lives of my own children as they weave their way through high school! Great reading for all!” — Linda Brossi Murphy
Excerpt from Bit Players, Bullies and Righteous Rebels
After waving Alex off, I stayed back to wait for Foster, who was taking his time wiping up the last of the enchilada sauce on his tray with his finger.
“Hey, what was the text you got? You looked kind of funny when you read it,” I said, trying to sound casual.
“Nothing.” He stood, tray in hand.
“Really? Then you won’t mind if I look at it.” I reached into his pocket before his tray-laden hands could stop me.
“Sadie, you little tart, stay out of my pants,” he quipped, but without his usual Foster sass.
I pulled up the last text.
YOU DIDN’T DESERVE THE LEAD, GAY-BOY.
I continued staring at the screen, just like he had, willing it to either change into something less offensive, or reveal the sender besides someone other than “unknown”.
“Um, I don’t suppose you know who sent this?”
He shook his head. “Nope. Don’t care, either.”
“Foster, how can you not care? This is mean and wrong.”
“It’s just some jerk who’s jealous and probably can’t act or sing, either.” He dropped his tray on the conveyor belt and strode out of the cafeteria.
“Come on, Sadie. I may be the star, but that doesn’t mean I won’t get in trouble if I’m late for class.”
Where To Buy Bit Players, Bullies and Righteous Rebels
The Bit Players series is available as paperback and ebook. Buy it on Bookshop.org if you’d like to support independent bookstores.