Monday, April 14, 2014
Kleig Lights, Places, Action! (Book Review: Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Tim Federle)
"Fix Six Seven Nate" is Tim Federle's sequel to his NYT Bestselling book "Better Than Nate" and of course I loved the first one so I just had to read and find out what happened to Nate. When we left him on the first book, he was just getting the call from the producers regarding his audition for "E.T. The Musical." And here we find out from the first page that he has been hired as the understudy for the role of "E.T." I couldn't help but feel a little bummed by this, because, I thought, all that set up in the first book and after rooting for him, he only gets an understudy role? I wish I could say that the sequel is as good as the first book but I felt that it wasn't. There's a lull in the middle of the book, and I couldn't keep track of all the characters in his cast. But it eventually picked up and the last quarter of the book is thrilling, and we get sort of a cliffhanger again, setting up for the third book. This is still good reading.