Sunday, March 30, 2014

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle - - ESSENTIAL

Federle, Tim Better Nate Than Ever 275 pgs. Simon & Schuster, 2013 $16.99. 

Language: PG13 (54 swears - all diety) Violence: PG (Bullying);  Mature Content: PG.  

Nate Foster, 13 yo, wants to be a Broadway Star! So, when his friend Libby sees an open audition for E.T. the Musical, Nate “runs away” - his parents are out of town - to New York City to try out.  When his phone runs out of battery and he gets further along in the process than he expected, Nate finds himself stranded in the city with no money and nowhere to go.  

This is a marvelous novel for the Broadway lover!  Tons of show references and the auditions are like watching a sporting event (if you like that sort of thing).  The writing is fresh and funny.  Get this for your middle school library.  I’m sure you have kids who would love it. 

MS - ESSENTIAL Lisa Librarian

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