Sam Frye has modest goals for his Senior year: Keep his head down, get passable grades, and secure his diploma so he can disappear with Jay from their podunk little Washington town. Their getaway plan—escaping their family trauma, his pining for a girl he’ll never have, and most of all, the abuse he and Jay have endured for years at the hands of their violent classmate.
It’s a simple plan, but nothing is simple when it comes to Jay. After the years of shared abuse, Jay is ready for war instead; A barreled bullet who would rather go out with a bang. Quickly, his provocations escalate to altercations, and the mutual retaliations begins to take a dark shift from property damage and verbal abuse, to physical acts of violence and cruelty.
Sam has to stop the downward spiral of brutality, before they take things too far. Before someone breaks. But Sam is already so broken, and the mutual destruction feels a lot like victory.
EXTRACURRICULARS stars a cast of morally gray characters, an unreliable narrator, and includes themes of physical and sexual assault, suicide, blood, gun and other weapon violence, suicidal ideations, murder, drug use, underaged drinking, driving under the influence, discussion of therapy, interventions, parental trauma.