Denton Little’s Deathdate – Lance Rubin

untitled (13)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.

Denton Little has a date with death. In fact, thanks to AstroThanatoGenetics, Denton knows the exact date of his death. He doesn’t know how or what time it will happen, but sometime tomorrow Denton will die. And if that wasn’t bad enough he has to attend his own funeral where he will be expected to listen to many people, most of who he doesn’t know or doesn’t care about, blather on about how much they will miss him, how much he means to them, not to mention the stories and anecdotes. On the plus side when its his turn to eulogize himself he can say everything he’s always wanted to say to people with no regrets or repercussions.

But don’t expect this to be a morbid book about a teenager coming to terms with death. If you read the synopsis then you will know to expect all kinds of interesting things to happen… in just a very short time. For a book that takes place in less than 48 hours it’s a non stop ride of drama, emotion and humor. And when some extra strange things start to happen Denton is rushing to solve a mystery and spent his last hours with family. Maybe there is more to this deathdate thing than he has been told, and who can he trust? Could there be a chance to live past his date?

A unique perspective on life and death, just look past the morbidity and find the humor. Its a great book, I promise!

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