If you're looking for a break from the super serious, high-drama of YA, you wouldn't think a book about death would be the right choice. Denton Little's Deathdate, however, takes a normally depressing subject, and injects a double-dose of humor, without making it awkward. I started reading it in the waiting room at a doctor's office, because it seemed appropriate to read a book where the date of a person's death is predicted on the day they are born, in such a place. It's always great to find a book that will make you burst out laughing in quiet places. Fast-paced, and witty, this story will make you fall in love with the characters, wish you had best friend like Paolo, and wonder what kind of eulogy you'd give at your own funeral, all while keeping you guessing. I loved Denton Little's Deathdate. If you like laughing, you will too. If you don't like laughing...you should probably get that checked out. In the meantime, this book might just change your mind.
I was looking for new books that my kids might enjoy and I came across this little gem...and boy am I glad I did. The world that is posited is interesting and intriguing from the first page. It was a fun read but there was a lot to think about too (would you want to know when you are going to die? How would that change your life?). I cannot wait to get the next book in the series and see what happens to Denton next!
This is a fantastic book! From the moment I started it I loved it. Hilarious, intriguing, suspenseful, daring and reaffirming.
In a world where everyone knows their death date you can't help relate to the characters involved and wonder how you would fare in such a world. This adventure is told primarily from the perspective of young adults which handles the stirring nature of this book with refreshing aplomb!
This starts off as a weird but interesting concept of everyone knowing when they're going to die. It has a sweet "live every day like it's your last" undertone weaved throughout. It's charming, funny, sweet and very sad.
Loved this book! I didn't want to put it down. It's such a fun story that I found myself dismayed when I got to the last chapter -- I didn't want it to end! I orginally bought the book on my Kindle so I could read it right away, but I ended up buying the hardback version as well to lend out to friends and coworkers. Everyone I've loaned it to has liked it so much, they had someone else they wanted to share it with. Can't wait for the next book!