The good news: Denton Little 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 any time. 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?
- Original Title:Denton Little's Still Not Dead (Denton Little #2)
- Author:Lance Rubin
- Rating:7.66 / 10
- Publisher:Published February 7th 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
It’s funny that we have no memory of the day we’re born.
It’s a hugely important moment—the beginning of your life—and yet you have to rely on photographs and anecdotes to know what even happened. I mean, in a way, entering the world is kind of like a night of spectacular drunkenness.
Okay, well, being blackout drunk is more likely to result in later discovering that—to use a completely random example—you hooked up with your best friend’s older sister, as opposed to learning that you came out of the womb with a conehead or something.
In both situations, you’re only hearing the story from others, so how can you really know what the truth is?
To use another completely random example, if you’d been told your entire life that your mother died soon after giving birth to you, how would you begin to refute that? Why would you even think to try?