Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell


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$18.99  $17.66
Page Street YA
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5.59 X 8.35 X 1.34 inches | 1.14 pounds

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About the Author

Originally from Ballarat, Australia, Tobias worked for ten years as a dancer, touring the country with musicals such as Mary Poppins, Cats, Singin' in the Rain and Guys and Dolls. He now lives in New York City with his husband, Daniel, and their Cavoodle, Ollie. In 2019, Tobias edited and published Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories. He also co-wrote the cabaret show Siblingship, which played to sold-out audiences in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Tobias's debut novel, Anything But Fine, was published in 2021 and shortlisted for ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children. His second novel, Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell, is available now. Tobias is a passionate member of the #LoveOzYA and LGBTQ+ communities, and he currently works full-time in digital marketing.


"[Madden] celebrates the theater as a place where misfits can find community, be they skeptics like Noah or devoted theater kids like Eli. . . . Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell earns a standing ovation."
--Shelf Awareness, starred review

"Skillfully explores how a teen reckons with authenticity in his relationships." --Kirkus Reviews

"Noah's initial social isolation, slowly building confidence, and gradual realization that people want to be his friend outside of the internet are sensitively wrought, making for an absorbing protagonist readers can't help but root for." --Publishers Weekly

"Take A Bow, Noah Mitchell is one of the best books I've read all year. This is a charming gay YA rom-com bursting with heart and loaded with humour, but it transcends romance: at its core, this is a brilliantly-written coming-of-age tale about all the bruises and blessings that come with growing up. Noah and Eli are real, vulnerable characters that readers will fall in love with. With this book, Tobias Madden has cemented his place as one of the new powerhouses in Australian YA fiction and I can't wait to read what he writes next. Outstanding!"
--Holden Sheppard, author of The Brink and Invisible Boys

"A swoony showstopper of a story about theatre and the things that help us find our people (and ourselves). It's funny, fearless and so very heartwarming. Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell is a showmance I didn't want to ever end. I loved it!"
--Rhiannon Wilde, author of Henry Hamlet's Heart

"Take A Bow, Noah Mitchell is a delightful coming-of-age story that filled my stomach with all the butterflies I could ever want from a YA rom com. It does not shy away from the real stuff, but having the chance to follow Noah through this tricky, awkward, lovely part of his life left me with such an overwhelming sense of joy. It is sharp, tender, witty, surprising - all the things! And a reminder of how good life can be when you push (or are pushed) outside your comfort zone."
--Kay Kerr, author of Please Don't Hug Me and Social Queue

"Finally! This is the gaymer/stage novel we've been waiting for. Exhilaratingly magical, excruciatingly real, and as enchanting as an elven bard."
--Anna Whateley, author of Peta Lyre's Rating Normal