Better Nate Than Ever

Better Nate Than Ever

Book - 2013
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An eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts a plan to run away to New York and audition for the role of Elliot in the musical version of "E.T."
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781442446892
1442446897
Branch Call Number: J FEDERLE
Characteristics: 275 p. ; 22 cm

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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!

Laugh out loud funny. At first I was put off by all of Nate's loser talk, but I stuck with it and came to love Nate as the quirky, funny, sweet character he is. I'm not sure kids will get all of the humor, especially the jokes referring to life in New York and referencing Broadway, but there is plenty in this book they will enjoy and to which they can relate. Better Nate Than Ever makes me want to break out in song!

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Mrs_Gentile
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 - http://www.unshelved.com/2014-9-5

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gitanag
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.

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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