"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein
27 February 2013
Better Nate than Ever
Federle, Tim. Better Nate than Ever. Simon and Schuster, 2013.
Nate wants to sneak away from his small-town life where he's always in his big brother's shadow and audition for a Broadway musical. His friend helps him get out of town, and once he arrives in New York City, hilarity ensues.
This was a cute story. I liked Nate as a character and felt sorry for him living in a small town where he was teased for being gay, even though he admitted himself that he wasn't sure what/whom he liked. I liked watching Nick navigate a big city by himself; I was glad to see some things get resolved in his family toward the end of the book.
And the thing I liked most was the fact that Nate didn't necessarily get the part he tried out for, so this book didn't have the Glee-esque ending I had expected. This story was cute and fun and definitely worth reading.