Better Nate than Ever

Publisher: Walker Books

Thirteen-year-old Nate Foster dreams of escaping Jankburg, Pennsylvania for a more exciting life and now’s his chance! With best friend Libby’s help, he plans to travel alone to New York City to audition for E.T.: The Broadway Musical Version, returning before anyone notices he’s gone. But things don’t quite go to plan and soon Nate is discovering a lot more than how to negotiate his way in the city…

Laugh out loud funny together with heart rending moments of poignancy; the author captures Nate’s thirteen-year-old voice perfectly. His naivety makes for some hilarious moments yet his excited sense of wonder is touching as he finds a place where he can comfortably blend in. An brilliant and inspiring read for any age.

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