Rubin, Lance Denton Little’s Deathdate, 342 pgs. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. $17.99 Content: Language: R (97 swears; 8 “F”); Mature Content: R; Violence: PG.
Denton Little has known that he was going to die at 17 on a specific day since he was five years old. Most everyone knows when they are going to die and it is tragic that Denton is so young, but that’s just the way it's destined to be. As he attends his funeral (done the day before he will actually die) he finds freedom in telling people his true feelings, but he also gets a message that is mysterious. As Denton wonders if he is going to be murdered, die of illness or an accident, he wades through a love triangle and a family mystery.
The premise for this book is creative and sometimes Denton is really funny, but most of the time you can’t go a page without a sexual reference and shockingly inappropriate content. He has sex on page and there is drug use, but those aren’t as crass as his conversations with his best friend. This book is so highly inappropriate I was going to categorize it as a public only, but really the general public doesn’t need to waste their time on it either.
NOT RECOMMENDED. Reviewer, C. Peterson.