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Big Nate Blasts Off is the eighth and final installment of the "Big Nate" novel series. It is confirmed that the book was released on February 16, 2016. This Big Nate novel is about Nate Wright preparing for another Jefferson showdown in an annual ultimate Frisbee game known as the "Mud Bowl." Meanwhile, Nate has to try to make peace with Randy Betancourt, cope with the possibility of moving, and try to impress a new girl named Ruby Dinsmore, who Nate and Randy both like. In the end, P.S. 38 beats Jefferson in the 38th Mud Bowl and Nate doesn't end up moving. Nate also appears to begin to date Ruby.

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Plot

In this book, Nate Wright prepares for another showdown against Jefferson in an annual ultimate Frisbee game known as the "Mud Bowl." In the process, Nate has to try to make peace with Randy Betancourt, cope with the possibility of moving away, and try to impress a new girl named Ruby Dinsmore, who Nate and Randy both have a crush on. Eventually throughout the story, it becomes obvious that Ruby likes Nate, not Randy. In the end, P.S. 38 beats Jefferson in the thirty-eighth annual Mud Bowl and Nate doesn't end up moving. Apparently, Nate begins to date Ruby. Randy reveals that he is going through tough times, as his parents are divorcing and his grades are really bad. Nate eventually becomes good friends with Randy.

Errors

  • Either Randy is too tall in page 73 or too short on page 75, since on page 73 the Book Nook poster goes up to his neck but on page 75 it goes up to his hair.
  • When Randy ruins Nate’s backpack on page 76, the Book Nook poster is nowhere to be seen.
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