Denton Little's Deathdate

Denton Little's Deathdate

Book - 2015
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"In a world where everyone knows the day they will die, a teenage boy is determined to outlive his upcoming expiration date"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780553496970
0553496972
9780553496963
0553496964
Branch Call Number: YF RUBIN-L
Characteristics: 346 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Denton Little's death date

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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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Re_Bel
Jan 07, 2016

Re_Bel thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Amandavg13
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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