Monday, February 11, 2008

Deadline ~ by Chris Crutcher

What if you had only one year to live . . . and you knew it? This is the question to be answered by Chris Crutcher's newest young protagonist, and his answer surprises not only his doctor but himself as well. Ben Wolf chooses to tell no one of his "deadline," so he is able to live his life with few complications and more experiences. Ben Wolf's conversations with "Hey-soos," as well as glimpses into his close relationship with Coach Lou Banks (from previous Crutcher stories), meticulously guides us through Ben's adventures and his maturing as he travels this part of life's journey.
This is perhaps my favorite of Crutcher's young adult novels, and that is saying much since he is, in my view, one of the best young adult authors today.


Bonnie Jacobs said...

Come on over to Bonnie’s Books ( Dress up because I’m having an awards ceremony complete with gala. You aren't getting an award, but you are getting mentioned as a newbie in the blogging world. Just my little welcome to you and your blog.

MetaphoricMe said...

Thank you for the welcome, Bonnie, and I look forward to getting an award in the future. I would be so proud!