deadlineBook Title: Deadline
Author: Chris Crutcher
# of pages: 315
Publisher: HarperTeen (September 18, 2007)

Ben Wolf has big things planned for his senior year. Had big things planned. Now what he has is some very bad news and only one year left to make his mark on the world.

How can a pint-sized, smart-ass eighteen-year-old do anything significant in the nowheresville of Trout, Idaho?

First, Ben makes sure that no one else knows what is going on–not his superstar quarterback brother, Cody, not his parents, not his coach, no one. Next, he decides to become the best 123-pound football player Trout High has ever seen; to give his close-minded civics teacher a daily migraine; and to help the local drunk clean up his act. And then there’s Dallas Suzuki. Amazingly perfect, fascinating Dallas Suzuki, who may or may not give Ben the time of day. Really, she’s first on the list.

Living with a secret isn’t easy, though, and Ben’s resolve begins to crumble… especially when he realizes that he isn’t the only person in Trout with secrets.

Deadline is a moving, admiring book, and also a tearjerker. I really loved this book! Even if it made me cry, and think about when I am going to die. It’s amazingly written to keep you hooked till the last page.

I really liked what it said on the front cover of Deadline: “What if you only had one year to live… and you knew it?”
Scary sounding right? I thought it was.

Ben’s charcter is really great, and I pretty much loved the supporting characters of him. I wonder what this book what seem like from like Cody or Dallas’s point of view, instead of Ben’s?

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