Waiting on Wednesday: The Deathday Letter

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I have so many books that I’m looking forward to reading, so when choosing this week, I tried to base my decision in part on release dates. There should be time enough to promote all the upcoming releases I hope to share. Otherwise, I might have to start posting Waiting on Thursdays and Fridays, as well, even if they don’t share the same alliterative quality. (I’m kidding. I think.)

My pick for this week is The Deathday Letter by Shaun David Hutchinson, which will be released by Simon Pulse on June 15th.

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. –From Goodreads


12 Responses to "Waiting on Wednesday: The Deathday Letter"

  • I’ve never heard of it before but it sounds really interesting!

    1 Amanda said this (June 2, 2010 at 12:46 AM)

  • I agree this one sound like it will be a interesting read. I almost use it today as my WoW! Great choice.

    2 Jan@eatingyabooks said this (June 2, 2010 at 2:40 AM)

  • This sounds like a great book. I’m glad I found your blog.

    3 diane said this (June 2, 2010 at 3:27 AM)

  • Interesting pick!

    I’m waiting on The Iron Thorn here.

    Happy reading. 🙂

    From the Shadows

    4 E.J. Stevens said this (June 2, 2010 at 4:54 AM)

  • That is an interesting twist to this kind of story! Hope you’ll tell us more after you read it!

    5 Laurel-Rain Snow said this (June 2, 2010 at 5:24 AM)

  • I hope you get to read it soon and then tell us all about it!

    6 Mary said this (June 2, 2010 at 5:40 AM)

  • This one sounds sooo good! Adding it to my own list 🙂

    7 Wendy said this (June 2, 2010 at 7:19 AM)

  • Great pick, it definitely looks interesting. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

    8 Alayne said this (June 2, 2010 at 7:36 AM)

  • This looks like an interesting read…makes me think of Unwind by Neal Shusterman but maybe with a little humor.lol

    9 Kim said this (June 2, 2010 at 9:57 AM)

  • This one does sound good. I’ll have to check it out. Great pick!

    10 Lizzy said this (June 2, 2010 at 4:48 PM)

  • This sounds really good. Shari

    11 Shari said this (June 2, 2010 at 9:32 PM)

  • I am now looking forward to this if for no other reason than to understand how the individuals are going to die and who is getting that nasty letter when.
    Stop by my PNR, Urban Fantasy and all that jazz blog at http://www.fangswandsandfairydust.com

    12 Stephanie said this (June 5, 2010 at 11:10 AM)