Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
Tim Federle is the award-winning author of the autobiographical novels andlt;iandgt;Better Nate Than Ever andlt;/iandgt;and its sequel andlt;iandgt;Five, Six, Seven, Nate!andlt;/iandgt;, which were named best books of the year by the andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; and the American Booksellers Association, respectively, and called andldquo;one of the best new middle grade seriesandrdquo; by andlt;iandgt;School Library Journalandlt;/iandgt;. andlt;iandgt;The Great American Whatever andlt;/iandgt;was inspired by an accident near Timandrsquo;s 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.