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Better Nate Than Ever


Great for age 8-18 years
Billy Elliot meets Glee! Tim Federle's warm and witty debut is the story of small-town boy Nate as he follows his dreams and learns to be his own best self. "Judy Blume as seen through a Stephen Sondheim lens." Huffington Post Billy Elliot meets Glee! in this award-winning book about a small-town boy with big ambitions. Thirteen-year-old Nate Foster has always wanted to star in a Broadway show. (In fact, he'd settle for seeing a Broadway show.) With best pal 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's hilarious and touching debut is full of broken curfews, second chances and the adventure of growing up - because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your back garden to finally feel at home.


This book is part of a book series called Nate .

This book has been graded for interest at 9-12 years.

This book was published 2015 by Walker Books Ltd .

Tim Federle began crashing New York auditions as a teenager, landing in five Broadway shows, from Gypsy to The Little Mermaid (starring Tim in a catfish costume). Tim has penned columns for Apartment Therapy and Huffington Post, choreographed routines for Sting and James Taylor at Carnegie Hall, and coached the child stars of Billy Elliot on Broadway - Tim's inspiration for his debut novel, Better Nate Than Ever, which was named a Stonewall Honor Book. Tim lives in New York City, USA Find him at TimFederle. com, on Twitter @TimFederle and on YouTube - Tim Federle Reading and many more. #BetterNate

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This book has been nominated for the following awards:

Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books For Children and Teens
This book was recognised in the Ages 10-14 Years category by the Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens.

Golden Kite
This book was recognised in the Fiction category by the Golden Kite.

Odyssey Award For Excellence in Audiobook Production
This book was recognised by the Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production.

Stonewall Book Award
This book was recognised by the Stonewall Book Award.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award
This book was recognised by the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award.

Nutmeg Book Award
This book was recognised in the Teen category by the Nutmeg Book Award.

Lambda Literary Award
This book was recognised by the Lambda Literary Award.

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