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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Publishers' Weekly Best Book of the Year, and aSlate Favorite Book of the Year. A small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to crash an audition forE.T.: The Musical.Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he’d settle forseeing a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There’s an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom.Tim Federle writes a warm and witty debut that's full of broken curfews, second chances, and the adventure of growing up—because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your backyard to finally feel at home.
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."
Number of Pages: 275
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Friendship, Social Issues / Homosexuality
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: Teen
Author: Tim Federle
Street Date: February 5, 2013
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-7503
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