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 Nate expectations (Nate (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers))
 Author: Federle, Tim

 Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 249 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 327676 ISBN: 9781481404129
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 High schools -- Fiction
 School stories
 Musicals -- Fiction
 Theater -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Gays -- Fiction
 Family life -- Pennsylvania -- Fiction
 Pennsylvania -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

When E.T.: The Musical closes, Nate reluctantly returns home to begin high school and, with his best friend, Libby, makes a project of turning Dickens' Great Expectations into a musical.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.90
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 198323
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 5.60
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 75397

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (07/01/18)
   Booklist (08/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2018 Drummed off of Broadway and forced to go crawling back to Pennsylvania, freshman Nate Foster is worried that high school won’t be as fabulous as the Big Apple, that his parents won’t be as supportive as his theater family, and that he’ll miss kissing his boyfriend. Yet as in the first two books in this entertaining series, readers will see a determined and resilient young man, and when Nate and his best friend turn a dull English assignment into a musical version of Great Expectations, his show-biz magic brightens the existence of his fellow students. Just as one character prophetically warns, “Charm can get you far in Times Square. But be careful back home,” this final act set in Nate’s hometown isn’t quite as charming as the high bar set in the series’ earlier NYC adventures, yet it’s satisfying and has some great one-liners (“Sometimes I feel like I’m three life choices away from having a signature wig line”). If you know the difference between a cast album and a soundtrack, this is the book for you! - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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