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  • Published: 30 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781760148522
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell




Tobias Madden delivers another swoonworthy YA rom com winner with his second novel!

Noah is in love with his online best friend. Which is a huge problem, for the following reasons:

1. His crush has no idea.
2. Noah only knows him as his gaming avatar.
3. There’s zero chance they’ll ever meet in real life.

So, when Noah sees an opportunity to secretly meet his crush, he takes it.

Even though he’ll have to join the cast of a local production of Chicago with his self-obsessed mother. Even though he’ll need to lie to his best (and only) friend. And even though he’ll have to sing and dance in front of actual people.

Because love is worth the risk. And, really, what could possibly go wrong?

  • Published: 30 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781760148522
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the author

Tobias Madden

Originally from Ballarat, Tobias worked for ten years as a dancer, touring Australia and New Zealand with musicals such as Mary Poppins, CATS, Singin’ in the Rain and Guys and Dolls. He now lives in Sydney 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.

Tobias is a passionate member of the #LoveOzYA and LGBTQ+ communities, and he currently works part-time in theatre marketing.

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Praise for Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell

Finally! This is the gaymer stage novel we’ve been waiting for. Exhilaratingly magical, excruciatingly real, and enchanting as an elven bard.

Anna Whateley author of PETA LYRE'S RATING NORMAL

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 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 INVISIBLE BOYS

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