Better Nate Than Ever

Better Nate Than Ever

Paperback - 2014
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Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he's wanted to star in a Broadway show. But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he's stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one except his best pal Libby appreciates a good show tune? With Libby's help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There's an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom. Theatre veteran Tim Federle writes a warm and witty debut that's full of the adventure of growing up and finding 'home'.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014
ISBN: 9781442446915


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lindsay_r Sep 22, 2016

This book is an absolute delight. Nate is a charming and hilarious narrator (seriously, I was laughing out loud on numerous occasions) and his quest is fun and exciting. It's a fun romp that is also very sweet and had me taking out the sequel as soon as I finished.

CMLReads_Kristin Jul 09, 2016

Totally adorable, and EXCELLENT on audio! Drama kids and bullied kids will find Nate very relateable...and FUNNY!

vpl_childrens Dec 11, 2015

Eighth grade musical theatre hopeful devises a plan to escape to New York to audition for a Broadway adaptation of E.T.; can he do it without his family discovering what he's up to

violet_porcupine_28 Jul 05, 2015

This is a great book!

A great read and super fun listen, Tim Federle reads his novel Better Nate Than Ever and brings Nate to life for us in a way no one else could.

Oct 24, 2014

It's been a long time since I've read a children's book like this. It made me laugh out loud. On top of being very funny it is also a touching story about one young boy trying to figure out who he is. The book It's a must read!

ChristchurchKids Sep 07, 2014

An Unshelved Book Club title -

Rather_be_reading Aug 08, 2014

Join Nate in his epic quest to audition for E.T: The Musical, risking Greyhound station bathrooms and the wrath of his horrible older brother. Underneath the humour (and you will laugh out loud), Nate is struggling to find a place where he fits in-- because he sure doesn't at home or school. The author does an excellent job of reading his own story, and you'll want to read or listen to the sequel, "Five, Six, Seven, Nate".

Jul 16, 2014

A laugh-out-loud head-long delight of a read that pleased this former theater kid enormously. The narrator is smart, talented, funny and a survivor of the cruel middle school behavior (if anything is immoral it's the bullying that kids have to endure). And what a great portrait of NYC.

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Thirteen-year-old Nate yearns for the bright lights of the theater. What he’s got is small town Pennsylvania where nobody understands his dream. But an open casting call for a Broadway musical just might be his big break . . . if he can make it to the stage on time.

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