Better Nate Than Ever - Tim Federle

>> Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to crash an audition for E.T.: The Musical.

Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he’d settle for seeing 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.

Tim Federle writes a warm and witty debut that's full of broken curfews, second chances, and the adventure of growing up—because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your backyard to finally feel at home.

About the Author

Tim Federle grew up in San Francisco and Pittsburgh before moving to New York to dance on Broadway, where he appeared in the original casts of THE LITTLE MERMAID and GYPSY before coaching the child stars of BILLY ELLIOT. Tim's debut novel for kids, BETTER NATE THAN EVER -- described as "Judy Blume as seen through a Stephen Sondheim lens" by Huffington Post -- was named a New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013, a Favorite Book of the Year, an Amazon Best Book of 2013, and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2013 and Flying Start.

TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD: COCKTAILS WITH A LITERARY TWIST, Tim's novelty recipe guide, was voted the #1 Cookbook of the Year on Goodreads.

Learn about Tim's forthcoming novel, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE!, and say hi at and on Twitter @TimFederle.


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