“The Nate series by Tim Federle is a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid. Highly recommended.” –Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the musical, Hamilton
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award
In the sequel to Better Nate Than Ever, Nate Foster’s Broadway dreams are finally coming true.
Armed with a one-way ticket to New York City, small-town theater geek Nate is off to start rehearsals for E.T.: The Broadway Musical. It’s everything he ever practiced his autograph for! But as thrilling as Broadway is, rehearsals are nothing like Nate expects: full of intimidating child stars, cut-throat understudies, and a director who can’t even remember Nate’s name.
Now, as the countdown to opening night is starting to feel more like a time bomb, Nate is going to need more than his lucky rabbit’s foot if he ever wants to see his name in lights. He may even need a showbiz miracle.
The companion novel to Better Nate Than Ever, which The New York Times called “inspired and inspiring,” Five, Six, Seven, Nate! is full of secret admirers, surprise reunions, and twice the drama of middle school...with a lot more glitter.
Tim Federle is the award-winning author of the autobiographical novels Better Nate Than Ever and its sequel Five, Six, Seven, Nate! (Lambda Literary Award winner), which were named best books of the year by the New York Times and the American Booksellers Association, respectively, and was highly recommended by Hamiltons Lin-Manuel Miranda, who called the series, "a wonderful evocation of what its like to be a theater kid." The Great American Whatever was inspired by an accident near Tims high school in Pittsburgh that changed the community forever. It is his first novel for young adults. Connect with the author on Instagram and Twitter at @TimFederle, and at TimFederle.com.
"With wit and panache, Five, Six, Seven, Nate! shows us that though we may face huge obstacles, we can and should still dare to dream big. These books, like their protagonist, have a heart as big, bright, and bold as Broadway."
* "Nate will sing and dance his way right into readers’ hearts. This is an encore performance that will leave them standing in the aisles."
*"[A] funny, tender coming-of-age story, which doubles as an insider account about growing up on stage that will appeal to every budding theater geek. Encore!"
"Readers will cheer Nate along while also relating to him because, as Nate sagely observes, Broadway is just “like a junior high school cafeteria but with more glitter.”
"[Five, Six, Seven, Nate!] provides a plot-driven, exaggerated exposé behind the scenes of a Broadway show that’s sure to entertain, and it continues to use Nate’s naïveté and the zany characters of the theatre for laugh-out-loud levity...Nate’s encore—an extravagant companion toTelgemeier’s Drama—will certainly be applauded by his loyal fan base."
"Everyone could use a little more glitter in their lives, and Nate shares his with those who are willing to celebrate that being an understudy can one day earn you top billing."
“The Nate series by Tim Federle is a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid. Highly recommended.”
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