Denton Little’s Deathdate – Five Star Funny

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Denton Little’s Deathdate – Five Star Funny

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!

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About queenbook

When the final bell rings, I stash those messy piles of essays and analysis assignments in a desk drawer and I head home to a pile of good books. My kids and dog eat too many chicken nuggets and the house could be neater, but as long as I get my daily read, I guess we are doing all right. When I was twelve and fifteen and eighteen and twenty, I believed I needed to get out there and do those things I had just been reading about, which ended in disaster, tears, a tattoo that scares me every time I catch a glimpse of it in the mirror, and the realization that some of us are meant for action, and some of us are meant to critique the pace of action in a book. I read primarily YA fiction as I have a rather hulking classroom library and a hundred high school readers to engage daily. Nothing makes me happier than coming to school and finding an impatient teenager waiting by my door to turn in a book and get another one just like it. I adore a good zombie, a medieval princess, or girl assassin (I would like them all in one book if you are a writer looking for some inspiration). I add historical mystery to my wish list a year in advance, and you should get out of my way when the next Outlander book comes out. I have an embarrassing fondness for rock star books, but only if they don’t get too trashy and embarrass me. My favorite book of all time is The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery. My book boyfriends include Gilbert Blythe, Alonzo Wilder, and Jamie Fraser. They are mine and you can’t have them.

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