Published: New York : Penguin Books, 2010, c2009. *** Book Discussion books check out for 6 weeks with no renewals *** Description: 305 p. ; 22 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9780143117513 (pbk.), 0143117513 (pbk.), Language: English
Winner of the 2010 Alex Award
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2009
Junior Thibodeau, who was encoded at birth with a prophecy about the world ending in thirty-six years, grapples with the question of whether or not anything he does matters
This book has been haunting me ever since I've read it 3 years ago. The premise: this main character knows, even while still inside his mother's womb, when and how he will die. It really could not have been more engaging, harrowing and utterly captivating.