Reader Reviewed Denton Little's Death Date by Lance Rubin

Denton Little's Death Date

Written by Lance Rubin

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April 2015 Debut of the Month Teenager Denton Little is about to die. In his society, everyone knows the day on which they will shuffle off their mortal coil. When the book opens Denton has 24 hours left, most of it already mapped out for him by convention and his family. If this sounds gloomy, think again. It is all highly entertaining: Denton is an amusing character, and his imminent demise keeps the tension high, while his complicated lovelife provides regular opportunity for some fairly broad humour. As the plot thickens, so comes hope that Denton’s deathdate may be further off than he’s thought. An original, funny, dramatic and surprisingly thought-provoking novel for teen readers. ~ Andrea Reece

Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.  You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Sophia Ufton - 'Wow, amazing story, to me very funny! Brilliant!!' 
  • Edel Waugh - 'Truly awesome and original with surprises thrown in to make a good story even better.'
  • Shannon Mcluskey, age 13 - 'This is a very different story, not the usual run of the mill.  I found it very interesting and very funny and even though the theme is death the story is full of life. I would recommend this book for 13-16 years.'
  • Rose Heathcote, age 15 - 'This is a really good story which turns into an amazing one because you are left with a massive cliff-hanger at the end.  You are left craving for the author to write a sequel, I really hope he does.'


Denton Little's Death Date by Lance Rubin

Denton Little's Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own --- except that everyone knows the day on which they will die. For Denton, that's in just two days - the day of his senior prom. Despite his early deathdate, Denton has always wanted to live a normal life - but his final days are filled with dramatic firsts.

First hangover. First sex. First love triangle (the first sex seems to have happened not with his adoring girlfriend, but with his best friend's sister. Though he's not totally sure - see, first hangover). His anxiety builds when he discovers a mysterious purple rash making its way up his body. Is this what will kill him?

Then a strange man shows up at his funeral, claiming to have known Denton's long-deceased mother, and warning him to beware of suspicious characters ...Suddenly Denton's life is filled with mysterious questions and precious little time to find the answers.


'Denton's funny, self-effacing genuineness will keep readers rooting for him' Kirkus Reviews

'Full belly-laugh funny' Notes From The Underground

'Freaking hilarious'

About the Author

Lance Rubin is a writer and actor living in Brooklyn, New York.

Denton Little's Deathdate is his debut publication, and he his currently working on a sequel.

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352 pages


Lance Rubin
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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

26th March 2015




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