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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Deathday Letter

In celebration of the month of October (Ms Laura's favorite), I decided to read a book about death.  And this one was interesting.  It was about a boy named Oliver who at the beginning of the book you learn is going to die, there's no way around it.  There is no twist ending or miracle at the end that keeps him from dying.  It turns out that in the time in which Oliver lives, you recieve a Deathday Letter 24 hours, give or take a few minutes, before you kick the bucket.  The twist here is that Oliver is only 15, so he decides to go out with a bang.  This book was actually very enjoyable, considering you knew the main character was going to be dead at the end.  But for some reason, it made the book feel more real for me.  Like he was a real person that only had this much time to live.  What if I only had that much time to live; what would I do?  So be sure to check it out.  Boys, there are many a joke that you will enjoy!  I felt bad laughing while reading this book because he was going to die, but its just so funny!  Check out the synopsis:

"The clock is ticking? Ollie can't be bothered to care about anything but girls until he gets his Deathday Letter and learns he's going to die in twenty-four hours. Bummer.

Ollie does what he does best: nothing. Then his best friend convinces him to live a little, and go after Ronnie, the girl who recently trampled his about-to-expire heart. Ollie turns to carloads of pudding and over-the-top declarations, but even playing the death card doesn't work. All he wants is to set things right with the girl of his dreams. It's now or never?"-goodreads

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