Denton Little's Deathdate

Denton Little's Deathdate

eBook - 2015
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**WINNER of the ILA Young Adult Book Award!**

Get ready to die laughing: this is an outrageously funny ride through the last hours of a teenager's life as he searches for love, meaning, answers, and (just maybe) a way to live on.

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--as the first sex seems to have happened not with his adoring girlfriend, but with his best friend's hostile sister. (Though he's not totally sure--see, first hangover.) His anxiety builds when he discovers a strange purple rash making its way up his body. Is this what will kill him? And then a strange man shows up at his funeral, claiming to have known Denton's long-deceased mother, and warning him to beware of suspicious government characters. . . . Suddenly Denton's life is filled with mysterious questions and precious little time to find the answers.

Fall in love with Denton Little!

"Rubin is really funny but like John Green, he manages to be poignant at the same time. You'll laugh out loud while you read this, but you're probably going to tear up a bit too." -- Bustle

"The dialogue is witty and raunchy, the plot is uniquely twisted, and the ending is to die for. This book will fly off the shelves."-- VOYA

"Lance Rubin creates a world in which (almost) everyone can answer the question, 'What would you do if you knew when you were going to die?' and holy s*#! the answers are hilarious. I don't think I've laughed at death so much in a long, long time. Read this book, it'll have you dying." --Isabel Quintero, Morris Award-winning author of Gabi, A Girl in Pieces

"Hilarious, thought-provoking, irreverent, unforgettable. . . . Live your own death, Dent. We love you." --Catherine Gilbert Murdock, author of Dairy Queen

"If Six Feet Under had been created by John Hughes: that's Denton Little's Deathdate. " --Tim Federle, author of The Great American Whatever

"Wildly funny, brilliantly weird, and achingly heartfelt." --Becky Albertalli, Morris Award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

"Highly original, fantastically entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny, Denton Little's Deathdate is a wild romp through a night like no other." --Jennifer E. Smith, author of T he Geography of You and Me

"An utterly enjoyable, engrossing page-turner." -- Bulletin

"The tweaked contemporary setting, irreverent end-of-life humor, and big, existential questions make this a good pick for fans of John Corey Whaley's Noggin ." -- Publishers Weekly
Publisher: Alfred A Knopf Inc.,, 2015.
ISBN: 9780553496987
0553496980
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda

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dilyaa
Jul 12, 2017

A hilariously vivacious account of death. Denton Little, the protagonist, lives in a world where almost everyone knows the day they will die. Instead of facing death with an sad or angry demeanor, Denton chooses to face death as if it were an old friend (or an old frenemy). He faces really strange situations such as "accidentally" sleeping with his brother's sister, becoming all purple, and being hunted by his girlfriend ex's grandpa. This book is hilarious and will make you literally laugh out loud.

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wish_for_style
Jun 14, 2015

Great horror book

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Cristina_Cristina
May 13, 2015

I really enjoyed this book and I read it really quickly. The writing is great, really realistic (lots of swears, but in a funny way). A very funny, at times laugh out loud, book about 17 year old Denton who lives in a time when people know their death date, and his is two days away. We follow him through his funeral where he must give a speech, and his Sitting, as he waits to die. Denton is a typical gross teenage boy who goes from being a virgin to cheating on his girlfriend and then sleeping with her in the two days he has to live. It’s a funny book, but I found the ending disappointing and there will be another book in this series, which may be a stretch. Things get a little weird with government conspiracies, but somehow Rubin walks the fine line between cheesy and cool. Loved the book, rolled my eyes at Denton.

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Aug 19, 2015

Amandavg13 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99

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PimaLib_ElizabethT Nov 21, 2016

"Days are more fun when any one could be the day you die."

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