Denton Little’s Deathdate is one book that I just couldn’t resist giving five stars. It isn’t my usual “it has soul” five star pick, but it was so much fun I couldn’t give it anything less. It is fast paced, witty, snort-a-beverage-out-your-nose funny, and you won’t regret reading it unless “the man” has sucked every bit of fun- loving out of your dusty, dried up soul. While it is probably wildly innappropriate, it was one I read cover to cover in one sitting, and I think you will have a similar experience.
Denton knows he is going to die tomorrow. His is one of the rare early death dates in a high school where most of his peers know they will see their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Denton won’t even be seeing his prom, and he has had years to come to terms with this. He thinks he has it all under control. His pre death bash is planned, and his nearest and dearest are prepared to say their final goodbyes, but a lot of things can happen to a seventeen year old senior in twenty-four hours, and Denton is going to experience almost all of them: A shoot out with his girlfriend’s ex, a strange (maybe STD related) virus, a choreographed dance to BoneThugsnHarmony, a few close calls with a fast yellow car, and a lot more. This is one of the funniest books I’ve read in a long time. I enjoyed every single minute of Denton’s death date festivities. Fast paced and fun, this book is going to be a big hit with readers of both genders. Locker room humor and sexual situations make this most appropriate for mature high school readers. I think that fans of fast paced, over the top fiction like Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick will be especially delighted by this gem!