Five, Six, Seven, Nate

Five, Six, Seven, Nate

Book - 2014
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"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.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : 2014
ISBN: 9781442446939
Branch Call Number: JF FEDE


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DBRL_KrisA Dec 19, 2016

I really liked Better Nate than Ever. But I absolutely loved Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Having gone through the whole "am I or ain't I" thing in my own childhood, I could really feel for Nate (though I think he figured it out waaay earlier in life than I did). So nice to see a book for young readers that just puts the whole gay thing out there, matter of fact, without treating it like it's (a) plutonium that will blow up in your face if handled wrong; (b) teh debbil!, or (c) like, totally awesome and so much fun and OMG you're gonna love it!
But The Gay Thing is only a small part of what's going on in this book. I love how Nate is finally proud of himself for something he did. Screw the lame parents, making excuses for his bullies; screw his older brother, afraid to even be associated with him. Screw 'em all - because Nate is awesome, and now he knows it, and so does everybody else! Who cares if he's got zits? (Name me one kid who never had to deal with that.) Who cares if he's not Hollywood-ideal thin? (We all need to get over the whole "thin is in" thing.) Who cares if he likes boys? (Well, actually, I do. I love that the star of the book is a boy who crushes on boys.)
If I had one complaint about this book, it's that there is a paucity of Freckles.

CMLReads_Kristin Jul 10, 2016

So much fun! Every bit as delightful as Better Nate than Ever.

Jun 07, 2016

I LOVED this novel! Though my reading was a bit broken up due to my schedule I could never wait to start reading about Nate again. To understand most of the references I highly recommend that you read the first book. Nate was someone that I could really relate to and I just overall found him really entertaining to read about. I would TOTALY recommend this to any theatre geek!

Aug 15, 2015

It features 13 year old Nate, who is invited to play a part in E. T., the musical. It was funny, but a little confusing at parts. Before reading it, I recommend watching E. T. if you haven’t already.

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Aug 15, 2015

StephanieChow thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 13


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