Thursday, July 31, 2014

Five, Six, Seven, Nate!

Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle, 293 pages

This book is the sequel to Better Nate Than Ever. Nate has landed the part of the understudy to E.T. in E.T.: The Musical. He is very excited but really nervous. First of all, he has to leave his best friend, Libby, while he goes to live with his aunt in New York. Rehearsals are about to start and most of the kids seem so much more knowledgeable about what’s actually going on in the theatre. Nate knows a lot about theatre, but he knows about past productions, not much about what happens backstage during a current production. As Nate tries to navigate his way in the Broadway world, he’s also trying to figure out his personal life and how he relates to other people, especially boys. This is a really funny book about growing up. Although Nate’s experience of landing the job in the theatre is not going to happen to most kids or teens, his feelings and struggles with his life make the story relatable. Older kids or young teens might like this story.

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