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The Deathday Letter

Cover design by Sammy Yuen Jr.

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The clock is ticking…

Ollie can’t be bothered to care about anything but food, girls, and games 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…

Praise for The Deathday Letter

Voya says, “Ollie’s unabashed self-acceptance of his foibles makes him both a hilarious and a heartbreaking character. A highlight of Hutchinson’s debut YA novel is this quirky character’s self-deprecating sense of humor…”

Booklist says, “The reader is pulled along in Ollie’s grip, wrestling with the big questions of life (and afterlife)….This first novel will appeal to male readers who care more about sex than philosophy.”

A CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children’s Book Council) selection

Content Advisory

The Deathday Letter contains the following:

  • Death
  • Homophobic slurs

Where to Buy

Indie Bound.
Barnes and Noble.
Apple Books.
Simon and Schuster.