Thorndike Press

Nate Expectations

  • Tim Federle
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432875728
  • ISBN-13: 9781432875725
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • 316 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2020



A Lambda Literary Award Winning Author

When the news hits that E.T.: The Musical wasn’t nominated for a single Tony Award — not one! — the show closes, leaving Nate out of a job. Nate knows it’s back to square one, also known as Jankburg, Pennsylvania. Where horror (read: high school) awaits. Desperate to turn his life from flop to fabulous, Nate takes on a huge freshman English project with his BFF, Libby: he’s going to make a musical out of Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations. (What could possibly go . . . right?) But when Nate’s New York crush ghosts him, and his grades start to slip, he finds the only thing harder than being on Broadway is being a freshman — especially when you’ve got a secret you’re desperate to sing out about.

Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 5-7 | Lexile Measure: 860L