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Better Nate Than Ever

Title

Better Nate Than Ever

Authors

Tim Federle

Illustrator

Scott M. Fischer

Publisher

Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781442446892

Pages

275 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

An eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts a plan to run away to New York and audition for the role of Elliot in the musical version of "E.T."

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

930L

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay; gay teenager

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male; questioning male

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2013, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
Odyssey Award, 2014, Honor
Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2014, Honor, Children's (Young Adult Literature)

Keywords

adventure; wit and humor; musicals; theater; auditions; teenage boys; ambition; fighting parents; best friend; E.T.; Broadway

Diversity Impact

indirect

Better Nate Than Ever

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