Denton Little's death date // Lance Rubin

published: 2015
isbn: 978-0-553-49696-3
read from 8/15-16/2015 // 346 pages

i read this book in 1 day! well, less if you count it as hours! then it was like 12 hrs on and off. 
i started this book at work and i could NOT put it down! 

i came across it through a recommendation from Emma and i CANNOT thank her enough. i honestly can't remember the last time i read a book in one sitting. 
i actually purchased this book right as soon as i read her recommendation back in march but i just read it on Sunday. i don't know what i was waiting for. i think honestly, the last couple of books that I've bought off recommendations haven't been the best so i was just waiting it out.  but boy did i love this book!!!!

From Amazon: 
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.

so the moral of this book: 
everyone knows their deathdate. 
once you hit the 5 year old mark or around there, your parents let you know the day you are going to die. Denton Little is one of the 3 that will die in their teens. followed closely by his best friend (oh my god how i love their friendship!) Paolo within a month. so hes out to make the best of his last few hours. from falling in love, to finding out weird information, to turning purple, to facing death several times....its such a fun, well written book. 

isn't that kind of creepy? knowing the day you're going to die? i must admit reading this book kinda freaked me out because i kept thinking about how it can happen at ANY moment!!!! but still. this book, yes, well no, its about a heavy subject (death) but its so well written and funny that it doesn't seem that way.  it was honestly a very funny book. i found myself laughing a lot and tabbing basically every page because it was that funny. (i have never used the word funny that many times in one sentence!) 

i don't want to write much about it because i don't want to spoil it for anyone (because it was that good!) but i do want to suggest that you pick it up! 
although, if im being honest, id wait until like March/April 2016 to read it because book #2 coming out in April!!! (jumping up and down in excitement and sadness.) 

if i had to say this book reminds me of any other books and references, i'd say it reminds me of the uglies series in the sense that its set in the future and how it all changes even though they both go in a different direction. its also reminds me a liiiitle bit of harry potter in the sense that millie reminds me of luna lovegood.  i think any book that reminds you of other books you've loved in the past are a good sign!

look at that? did i just learn how to write a book report without including spoilers at all!? 
aahhh!!! its going to be a good week! (: 

pick it up and let me know what you think. 
if ya done like it, leave a comment. ill personally buy you a donut! 

thanks for reading have a GREAT week!

1 comment

  1. This looks like a good read. I'll try to find a copy of this. This book got me curious :)

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