Introducing our cast…
Shaynaâ€™s life was going great â€“ until that summer when she turned 13 and her mom and step-dad bought that crummy little doughnut shop! Now sheâ€™s finding her way though her troublesome teenage years, with plenty of school scrapes, save-the-world schemes, and shocking discoveries… not to mention weekends spent waiting tables at the shop. Hey, itâ€™s not her fault if her notebooks and clothes all smell like fried food!
Then one day, without any warning, Shaynaâ€™s step-sister Darlene comes to live with the family… in Shaynaâ€™s already crowded basement bedroom, to be exact! Darlene thinks this is great, but for Shayna, itâ€™s less than ideal.
Darleneâ€™s cheery optimism complements Shaynaâ€™s grouchiness, but that doesnâ€™t mean they always get along.
Shayna and Darleneâ€™s half-brother Joey never sits still, and he’s always plotting something â€“ but his half-baked creations (bike tricks, doughnut flavors, home-made comic books, etc.) tend to get out of control…
This hard-working lady is the secret to the shopâ€™s success! She works non-stop to keep up with her crazy kids and their challenges…
Darlene & Joey’s Pops
Shaynaâ€™s step-dad is a well-intentioned ex-cop, living out his dream of running a doughnut shop.
Of course, there are tons more characters… we don’t have time toÂ introduce them all, but you can look ‘em up yourself in our TOPICS list!Â (Not every character has a TOPIC, but all the major ones do.)