Expected publication: April 14th 2015 by Knopf Books For Young Readers
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Dark Humour
Fans of John Green and Matthew Quick: Get ready to die laughing.
Denton Little’s Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day they will die. For 17-year-old Denton Little, that’s tomorrow, 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.
Debut author Lance Rubin takes us on a fast, furious, and outrageously funny ride through the last hours of a teenager’s life as he searches for love, meaning, answers, and (just maybe) a way to live on.
I am so ready to die laughing.
Something about this book screams I’m Probably Going To Be Awesome And I’ll Be Your Favourite Best Friend Ever. I don’t know if it was the synopsis or the cover or the title. I also want to read more dark humour from YA. I think it’s a pretty interesting genre to explore.
Oh alright, it was the get ready to die laughing part that got me.