8 Books: What to Read After Better Nate Than Ever



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.


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