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Nate Foster returns fresh off his success of landing a part in a major production. He is about to see his Broadway dreams come true as he heads to New York City to join the cast of E.T.: The Broadway Musical. Cast as Alien Number Seven and E.T.'s understudy, Nate discovers rehearsals are not what he imagined. Not only that, but he must learn to deal with seasoned child stars, over zealous stage moms, and a director who never gets his name right.
While Nate learns to navigate the inner workings of putting together a Broadway musical, he poignantly begins the journey of coming of age with regards to his family relationships and his own sexuality. Full of the humor that made the first book so endearing, this novel elegantly delves deeper into Nate's inner character, which makes the reader love him even more. Theater lovers and those who feel like the underdog will cheer through every chapter.
Bravo to Nate who deserves a standing ovation.
Rating: Highly Recommended ★★★★★
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers (Jan.21, 2014)
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