Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Waiting on Wednesday: Denton Little's Still Not Dead by Lance Rubin
Denton Little's Still Not Dead by Lance Rubin. 352 p. Random House Children's Books, February 7, 2017. 978
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Denton Little lives in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day on which they will die. The good news: Denton has lived through his deathdate. Yay! The bad news: He’s being chased by the DIA (Death Investigation Agency), he can never see his family again, and he may now die anytime. Huh. Cheating death isn’t quite as awesome as Denton would have thought. . . .
Lance Rubin’s debut novel, Denton Little’s Deathdate, showed readers just how funny and poignant imminent death could be. Now in this sequel, he takes on the big questions about life. How do we cope, knowing we could die at any time? Would you save someone from dying even if they were a horrible person? Is it wrong to kiss the girl your best friend is crushing on if she’s really into you instead? What if she’s wearing bacon lip gloss?
I laughed my way through the author's reading of his own debut, Denton Little's Death Date and cannot wait for this sequel.