The first of two books, Denton Little's Deathdate is an utterly gripping read - with a killer plot twist, hilarious characters, and a truly memorable voice.
Imminent death has never been so funny! Denton Little's Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own - except that everyone knows the day on which they will die.
For Denton, that's in just two days - the day of his senior prom.
Despite his early deathdate, Denton has always wanted to live a normal life - but his final days are filled with dramatic firsts.
First hangover. First sex. First love triangle (the first sex seems to have happened not with his adoring girlfriend, but with his best friend's sister.
Though he's not totallysure - see, first hangover). His anxiety builds when he discovers a mysterious purple rash making its way up his body.
Is this what will kill him? Then a strange man shows up at his funeral, claiming to have known Denton's long-deceased mother, and giving him a confusing warning...Suddenly Denton's life is filled with mysterious questions and precious little time to find the answers. Lance Rubin takes us on a fast, gripping, and outrageously funny ride through the last hours of a teenager's life as he searches for love, meaning and (just maybe) a way to live on ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/03/2015
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9781471124235
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Review by Susan.Macura
This book started off as one thing but ended up as another. While the premise is interesting I just assumed it would be an interesting story about how a teen dealt with his impending death, something everyone in this society knows in advance. However, the end involved a lot of people having secret identities that were never fully explained, some type of government cover-up and the main character on the run, ending up with a cliffhanger. The next installment comes out in the spring of 2016, so I might read it.