Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Deathday Letter by Shaun Hutchinson

Characters: 18/20
Plot: 19/20
Originality: 20/20
Writing: 18/20
Recommendation: 20/20
Overall: 95/100 or A
Source: Publisher
Oliver Travers wakes up one morning to find out the he has received a Deathday Letter and will die within the next twenty four hours. At first, he decides to spend the day at school. That is until his day at school, until his best friends Shane Grimsley and Veronica Dittrich convince him to burn his book and spend the day doing what they always wanted, like jumping off a bridge, getting high and drunk, and random other fun.
Oliver is a funny character. He made me laugh for about half of the book. Shane was very loyal to Oliver and he also was fun to read about. I really liked Veronica. I felt sorry for her, because she had feelings for Oliver. She was also a very strong and independent character that was fun to see in YA. The plot of The Deathday Letter was fun and exciting. It really made me think about what I would do if I knew I was going to die and it also wasn't depressing like most books in this nature. I found this book to be highly original. I mean a book, where people learn when they will die and have time to figure out what they want to do. The book also shows that maybe we are the masters of our own fate and cause what is going to happen to them. Hutchinson is a fantastic writer. He made references to pop culture like Doctor Who and had a lot of humor. I highly recommend this book to anyone, looking for a funny and interesting read.


  1. I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds like a really fun read. I'd hate to learn that he does in fact die at the end though. :(
    Thanks for the review!

  2. This is the first review I've read of this book, I was looking forward to it.
    Now I want to read it even more!

  3. I've wanted to read this for awhile. Wow, it's coming out soon. I really want to read it too though. Sounds fun and I love books that are humorous and reference pop culture


  4. I am so excited to read this! I can't wait. :-)


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