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Jun 2, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The Deathday Letter

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week I am looking forward to the June 15th release of The Deathday Letter by Shaun Hutchinson, published by Simon Pulse. This sounds like a cooler (and shorter) twist of Before I Fall. Summary:

All fifteen year-old Oliver Travers wanted to do when he woke up Thursday morning was squeeze in a little underwear gymnastics before school, until his mom called him downstairs to tell him he had received a Deathday Letter, which sort of ruined the mood.

Content to spend his last day of life at school (where the girls are), Oliver's best friends Shane Grimsley and Veronica (Ronnie) Dittrich convince him to burn his books and ditch school to, you know, have a little actual fun before he kicks the bucket.

In a world where only taxes, Deathday Letters, and teenage boy's hormones are certainties, Oliver, Shane and Ronnie embark upon a bus ride that takes them from the post office, to a house filled with college-aged anti-Deathday Letter activists (and Dave Matthews fans), and nearly to prison. And as the end draws near Oliver learns that living is way tougher than dying…and that kissing is wetter than he'd expected.

From Goodreads
How much fun does that sound like? It kind of reminds me of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". (Make sure to click that link for the trailer if you haven't seen it) Oliver obviously just wants to enjoy himself and there's nothing wrong with that. He's a teen, in the prime of his life, he shouldn't be getting his Deathday Letter yet. I can't wait to get my hands on this book. I hope it's as fun as it sounds!

2 comments:

swiggett said...

This whole notion of a Deathday letter fascinates me. How do they know they are going to die? Are they marked by some supernatural force? ooo... sounds exciting!

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