A andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; Notable Book of the Year, a andlt;Iandgt;Publishers' Weeklyandlt;/Iandgt; Best Book of the Year, and a andlt;Iandgt;Slateandlt;/Iandgt; Favorite Book of the Year. A small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to crash an audition for andlt;Iandgt;E.T.: The Musicalandlt;/Iandgt;.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, heand#8217;s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, heand#8217;d settle for andlt;Iandgt;seeingandlt;/Iandgt; a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when heand#8217;s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libbyand#8217;s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. Thereand#8217;s an open casting call for andlt;Iandgt;E.T.: The Musicalandlt;/Iandgt;, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Tim Federleand#8217;s and#8220;hilarious and heartwarming debut noveland#8221; (andlt;I andgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/Iandgt;) is full of broken curfews, second chances, and the adventure of growing upand#8212;because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your backyard to finally feel at home.
Tim Federle was born in San Francisco, grew up in Pittsburgh, and began crashing New York auditions as a teenager, landing in five Broadway shows. Timand#8217;sandnbsp;debut novel, andlt;iandgt;Better Nate Than Everandlt;/iandgt;, was inspired by his adventures backstage;andnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Five, Six, Seven, Nate! andlt;/iandgt;chronicles Nate Fosterand#8217;s further exploits in andlt;iandgt;E.T.: The Musicalandlt;/iandgt;. Find the author at TimFederle.com and on Twitter @TimFederle.
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