Parents' Guide to

Five, Six, Seven, Nate!

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.

Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say Not yet rated
Kids say (1 ):

FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE! is a strong follow-up to Better Nate Than Ever. Buzzing with clever quips and quirky characters, it's grounded with a sweet, relatable young teen and an insider's knowledge of stage life in New York. The messages are heartwarming without being maudlin.

Nate is a terrific hero for underdogs of all types. His anxieties and insecurities belie an easygoing, roll-with-the-punches strength. Nate doesn't challenge bullies directly but endures with humor and an arsenal of coping techniques that put him on top. It's probably best enjoyed as a sequel: Readers are plunged wholly into the unique world of theater kids, and Nate's considerable growth is more meaningful set against the early part of his story.

Book Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate