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Is part of Nathan Nuttboard Ben Beaton 2002 series - author children's fiction
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'Grade 7 is not going well for Nathan Nuttboard. First, he is publicly dumped by Sally-Anne Anderson, the most popular girl in the class with whom his classmates forgot to inform him he was even going out. Then his teacher, Mr Hart, announces that this year for the school concert the Grade 7 class is going to do something different - a surfing adaptation of Romeo and Juliet written by Mr Hart himself. To make matters worse, Mr Hart assures the students that he has written it specially to guarantee that there is a part for every one of them.

'Remembering previous concerts with humiliating outcomes, Nathan determines to make his audition piece so bad that Mr Hart can't possibly cast him in the play. Yet his best, or worst, efforts completely backfire as Mr Hart loves his natural performance and he finds himself cast as Romeo opposite Sally-Anne's Juliet. This horrifies the pair of them, especially when they realize that the nature of the love story requires them to kiss on stage. It also infuriates Nathan's friend, Markus, who wants the part of Romeo for himself. In desperation, Nathan attempts to find a solution to the kissing problem, but when he nearly pokes Sally-Anne's eye out, in front of the Headmaster, Mr Stoat, Mr Hart has no choice but to recast the play, making Markus Romeo. At first Nathan is delighted and relieved by this turn of events, but slowly and unwittingly he realizes that he is in fact jealous of Markus. When, at the dress rehearsal, Nathan wishes Markus good luck instead of telling him to break a leg, Markus does just that and Nathan finds himself again promoted to the role of Romeo. He and Sally-Anne manage to make up their differences ensuring that the play is a success and solidifying their own relationship.'

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Notes

  • Book three of the Nathan Nuttboard series.

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Works about this Work

Untitled Ben Beaton , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , February vol. 87 no. 6 2008; (p. 24)

— Review of Nathan Nuttboard : Upstaged Anthony Eaton 2008 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Liam Frost-Camilleri , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 16 no. 3 2008; (p. 46)

— Review of Nathan Nuttboard : Upstaged Anthony Eaton 2008 single work children's fiction
Untitled Ben Beaton , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , February vol. 87 no. 6 2008; (p. 24)

— Review of Nathan Nuttboard : Upstaged Anthony Eaton 2008 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Liam Frost-Camilleri , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 16 no. 3 2008; (p. 46)

— Review of Nathan Nuttboard : Upstaged Anthony Eaton 2008 single work children's fiction
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