Anything But Fine (Paperback)
All it takes is one missed step for your life to change forever.
Luca Mason knows exactly who he is and what he wants: In six months, he’s going to be accepted into the Australian Ballet School, leave his fancy private high school, and live his life as a star of the stage—at least that’s the plan until he falls down a flight of stairs and breaks his foot in a way he can never recover from.
With his dancing dreams dead on their feet, Luca loses his performing arts scholarship and transfers to the local public school, leaving behind all his ballet friends and his whole future on stage.
The only bright side is that he strikes up unlikely friendships with the nicest (and nerdiest) girl at his new school, Amina, and the gorgeous, popular, and (reportedly) straight school captain, Jordan Tanaka-Jones.
As Luca’s bond with Jordan grows stronger, he starts to wonder: who is he without ballet? And is he setting himself up for another heartbreak?
About the Author
Originally from Ballarat, Australia, Tobias worked for ten years as a dancer, touring the country with musicals such as Mary Poppins, Cats, Singin’ in the Rain and Guys and Dolls. He now lives in New York City with his husband, Daniel, and their Cavoodle, Ollie. In 2019, Tobias edited and published Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories. He also co-wrote the cabaret show Siblingship, which played to sold-out audiences in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Tobias's debut novel, Anything But Fine, was published in 2021 and shortlisted for ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children. His second novel, Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell, is available now. Tobias is a passionate member of the #LoveOzYA and LGBTQ+ communities, and he currently works full-time in digital marketing.