denton little's death date // lance rubin

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published: 2015
pages: 342
isbn: 978-0-553-49696-3
read: 3/21-24/2017
rating: 1// didn't like it 2// it was okay 3// i liked it 
           4// i really liked it 5// it was amazing 6// I LOVED IT

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.

this book!!!!
if you've followed my blog a bit, then you know this is my second time reading this book and I STILL LOVE IT!!! (original post here

i decided to re-read it because the second book FINALLY came out and i wanted to know what i was jumping back into (cause i have horrible memory) and it did not disappoint. i was hooked once again and i found myself laughing hard a lot of the time like i remember doing the first time. 

this book is everything!

i love Denton and Paolo and their friendship and their adventures and just everyone! and Millie!!! and Felix!!! and the stoner dude Willis Ellis! 

just, i cant tell you how much love this book!

i wont over do it on this post, you can go read the "original" post if ya like so ill just jump to the spoilers. 
but first I'll leave you with some of my faves!

(and wow! what a difference my blogging books ways have changed since 2015) 

"im 96% sure he's joking. "that's lame. i feel like law school should be more supportive of your right to discuss menswear with your step mom." - Denton
"i know right?" - Felix pg 14

"I guess even as you approach then end of your life, your family can still annoy the crap out of you." -Denton pg 16

"I guess in our family "you're gonna die young" goes first over "that's not your actual mom."
-Denton pg 18

"no. technically it says 'watch oot,' a nine word message, and this person couldn't be bothered to spell-check. i love that." 
-Felix pg 34

"Even being real has its limits." 
-Denton pg 234

"days are more fun when any day could be the one you die." 
-Millie pg 278

there's a whole lot more but I'm not trying to type the book on here word by word. 
jump on over for spoilers. 

thanks for reading
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Denton's mother died the day that he was born. 
and now 17 years later, its his turn (with Paolo following behind him within a month.) 

except might not be that easy. 

he heads home after spending the night in Veronica's bed the night before his death date day (say that fast 5 times) is supposed to start. 
and from there on its just one adventure after another. 

to cut this short....

Denton was injected by him mom....well maybe even Brian....its not really stated (they mention that it was his mother but.....) anyway, he's injected with a serum erm or a virus or whatever that means, that's supposed to protect him. except he doesn't know anything. 
so he just turns purple. 
and then red. 
and then he cant even move.
and then midnight hits and boom!
he's alive, back to his regular color, and on the move. 

turns out the virus (lets just call it that) (and i just realized it now that i re-read the book) is supposed to immobilize him little by little and more and more closer to midnight to help him fake his death and make it easier for him to escape. 

and his mom is actually alive and been trying to get in touch with him via spam emails for penis enlargement pills. LOL!
except, he didn't really know it until he read the letter his dad gave him that his mother had written him when she was at her sitting.

Paolo's mom has had this drawer that since they were kids has ALWAYS been locked but of course, he catches a lucky break and finds it open the day before he is set to die. 
turns out she's kept all sorts of pictures of him since he was a baby. (but i'm wondering if she left it open to let him see it. like she's kind of a bitch but shes trying to help him out.) 

aaannd it turns out she's part of the government that wants him gone.
if he survives his death date, the program looks bad and loses funding. 
its better for those involved to make sure you are dead than for you to survive and have it be a "miracle". 
it just so happens that her son and Denton are so close in death dates that she can spy on him under the cover that she's just Paolos mom. 

and it was actually her daughter Veronica that discovers this after she overhears her mom on the phone. 
she tries to warn him when they're at the prom but of course he doesn't listen. 
but that's probably because shes drunk as shit.

its at the prom when he notices that he's gone from purple to red and that he's started losing all movement. 

his parents decided that enough is enough so they decide its time to go home but since he cant move..they have to make shift a wheelchair and while that's happening, his dad and brother take off to get the car. 

once they're outside (Denton, mom, Paolo & Millie) his mom notices that his dad is taking forever and of course Phil's grandpa cop (Phil is the ex boyfriend of Taryn who was dating Denton and Grandpa was in charge of keeping an eye on Denton) is there and distracts her so that Paolo's mom can take him away (Paolo & Millie went to look for D's dad). she takes him, stuffs him in the car and now they're on the run....til Felix catches up to them with everyone in the van. 

had his mom not injected him with the serum (i know i said id use virus but that sounds blegh!) this would have DEFINITELY been his death date because twice already, he was about to get run over by a yellow sports car. 

so they're on the run and she's trying to shake them and boom. 
she crashes into a car. 
that yellow sports car that almost ran D over. 
(this is the spoiler zone so ill just tell you that the driver was Willis Ellis the stoner.) 

since D wasn't wearing his seat belt he basically flies through the front window BUT because he has the serum in him, he doesn't really suffer anything. 

he gets taken to the hospital along with everyone else...they fight for him but because his death date is over in 3 minutes.....with a countdown going on, eventually the doctor who fights for him hands him over to Grandpa cop. 

and then Felix saves the day. 
well so does Brian but in the end its Felix.

he takes off to the train stain and off to New York he goes. 

and meets with his mom. 


i know i spoiled it for you but there's still a lot left!


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