Winter Book Reviews

Better Nate than Ever

By Tim Federle

December 18, 2012

Genre:  Fiction

Number of Pages:  288

What’s the basic story line?

Middle school student Nate Foster is an outcast in his town, living in the shadow of his track-star older brother. Nate is bullied every day. But he has a special talent: singing. Nate travels to New York City by himself to audition for E.T.: The Broadway Musical. Better Nate than Ever is the story of his great adventure.

Kid Reporter
Zachary Lewis

Are the characters believable? Explain.

Yes. The characters in the story are relatable and reasonably depicted. Nate’s life at home is believable, and many of the things that happen to him could happen to lots of people.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate this book?

I would rate this book an 8. The book has a good mix of excitement, calm parts and emotional parts while still being relatable.


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