If your teens and tweens have already laughed their way through Tim Federle’s Better Nate Than Ever and Five, Six, Seven, Nate here are some ideas for their next read:
If they want more LGBT for Middle School:
Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky – Grayson struggles with the secret that she is really a girl.
So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez – Xio really likes Frederick, but why can’t he stop thinking about Victor instead?
If they want more funny boys trying to figure out growing up:
Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford – Carter’s freshman year is headed for disaster, but he might just pull himself together
Sleeping Freshman Never Lie by David Lubar – Starting high school is tough enough, even harder when you’re getting a new sibling.
Plans, Adventures, and Laughs:
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson – Jackson doesn’t run cons anymore, he’s reformed. But what if it’s for a good cause?
If they want more performing arts:
Drama by Raina Telgemeier – Callie is excited about stage crew, but there’s drama on and off-stage.
Here I’m going to give you two for one.
For younger Nate fans:
Notes from an Accidental Band Geek by Erin Dionne – Elsie loves the French Horn, not so much marching band.
For older Nate fans:
Dramarama by E. Lockhart – Summer drama camp, heavy on the drama
If they want more “fish out of water” stories:
Schooled by Gordon Korman – Homeschooled Cap suddenly has to attend the local middle school.