Saturday, March 21, 2015

Book Review: Denton Little's Deathdate

How would you live your life if you knew when you were going to die?  Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin explores that question.  Advances in medical technology allow people to know the exact DAY they were going to die and for 17 year-old Denton Little that day is tomorrow.  Denton has tried to live his life as 'normal' as possible.  He's kind to others, thoughtful and in a serious relationship.  All is normal.... until he wakes up with a hangover (his first) in the bedroom of his best friend's sister (also a first).  Follow Denton has he tries to figure out what happened last night (and other parts of his past), how to say goodbye to those he cares about and what will kill him in the next 48 hours.

I laughed out loud at the descriptor and wanted to see how the rest of the book unfolded.  The thought of a serious yet humorous look at people who knew when they were going to die intrigued me.  I'm glad I read the book.  Rubin has created a strong set of characters that make you care about them and where the story is going.  He combines deep moments with those that make you laugh out loud.  

The conclusion of this book seemed rushed to me and I hope there are plans for a sequel or other addition.  This book will appeal to readers interested in diving into an engaging, humorous book that you'll finish reading long before you want to.  I will be adding this book to my classroom library and already have students who want to check it out!

Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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