Nate Foster lives in small-town Pennsylvania, but has big dreams of being a Broadway star. He and his best friend, Libby, hatch a plan to get Nate all the way to New York on his own for the open auditions to E.T., The Musical. But, as it would happen, nothing goes according to plan. Will Nate get the part? Will he make it to New York and back safely? More importantly, will Nate gain a better sense of who he is as a person?
I recommend this book for students in grades 4-6. Nate is a lovable character, full of dreams and spunk, to whom many children could easily relate.