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Rubin, Lance.
New York : Knopf, 2015

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Denton Little is having quite a day. He wakes up with a wicked hangover in his best friend's sisterís bed, he may or may not have cheated on his girlfriend whose exboyfriend may or may not be trying to kill him, and there's a mysterious purple spot on his leg that wonít stop growing. Yup, this is turning out to be quite a day, and oh yeah, tomorrow heís going to die. With a creepy cop, a mysterious man from his late motherís past, and that purple spot all showing up the day before his projected death date, Dentonís last days are proving much scarier and more interesting than he would have thought. If only he can figure out whatís going on before itís definitely too late... This book is about the impending death of a smart, lovable young man and may be the funniest book youíll read this year.
(Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program, 2017)

Booktalk #2

What would it be like to know the exact date of your death. Well, in Denton Littleís world thank to science everybody is told what day they will die. Unfortunately for seventeen-year-old Denton, his death date is the day of his senior prom. I know, right! Denton does not know what will kill him, but he suspects it might have something to do with the purple rash spreading over his body. Then again, it could be the strange man who shows up at his funeral -- yep, in Dentonís world they hold funerals while youíre still alive so you can attend and hear what everyone has to say about you! How cool is that?! Anyway, this stranger tells Denton to be cautious and not believe everything he is being told. Will Denton really die or will he manage to outlive his death date? And, what else does this mysterious man know? (Prepared by: Donna Roberts, Rock Hill High School, , South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2018)

SUBJECTS:     Death -- Fiction.
                        Identity -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.

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