A small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to crash an audition for E.T.: The Musical. Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he' s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he' d settle for seeing a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he' s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby' s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There' s an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom. Tim Federle writes a warm and witty debut that's full of broken curfews, second chances, and the adventure of growing up-- because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your backyard to finally feel at home.