Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

The Deathday Letter by. Shaun Hutchinson 
Release Date:
June 15th 2010

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.

For some reason this book sounds like it is going to be incredibly hilarious. It has such a deep and serious plot and theme going on and with the scary yet inviting cover, and that title, damn!!! But I just can't help think that I am going to be rolling around laughing all the way through this book. In a good way though!!! It sounds like it is going to be really really good. It reminds me of another book I read or thought about reading, that explored a theme like this once before but I can't put my finger on it, tell me of you guy's remember a book like this. Oh and that last sentence don't worry it's not a typo, it really does say 'wetter' not 'better'. lol


Lea said...

Ha, I love the sound of this one! Nice pick :)

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