Hide Sora notification

Try Sora - the student reading app, by OverDrive

Apple App Store
Google Play Store
  Main Nav
Deadline
Cover of Deadline
Deadline
Borrow Borrow
Winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young Adults, Chris Crutcher is best known for his sports-related fiction. In Deadline, Ben Wolf learns that he has an incurable...
Winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young Adults, Chris Crutcher is best known for his sports-related fiction. In Deadline, Ben Wolf learns that he has an incurable...
Available Formats-
  • OverDrive Listen
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Languages:-
Copies-
  • Available:
    1
  • Library copies:
    1

Recommended for you

 

Description-

  • Winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young Adults, Chris Crutcher is best known for his sports-related fiction. In Deadline, Ben Wolf learns that he has an incurable form of leukemia. Ben keeps the prognosis to himself, refusing treatment and deciding to live life for all it's worth. In the next year he plans to make the high school football team, date the girl of his dreams, and hassle his narrow-minded civics teacher whenever possible. But harboring his painful secret is harder than he imagined. "[T]eens' interest will be held by the story's dramatic premise."-Booklist

Reviews-

  • AudioFile Magazine Dunning, author of the acclaimed BOOKMAN'S WAKE, here creates a novel of suspense and intrigue featuring a newspaper reporter. The supporting cast includes an Amish woman turned Rockette, a still-in-hiding 1960s radical, and various straight and crooked FBI agents. The plausibility of the plot may be questionable, but the pace of the action keeps the listener involved. Narrator Ed Sala has one voice for the protagonist, a second for most of the women, and a third for the rest of the males--though perhaps the FBI agents do sound alike. Sala's voice and pacing keep the listener involved in the story, and his reading maintains the suspense until the end. R.E.K. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine
  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from July 16, 2007
    Ben Wolf, 18, goes in for a routine sports physical before his senior year and learns he has an aggressive form of leukemia and a year to live. In order to enjoy the rest of this witty and wise novel, readers will have to suspend disbelief at this point, because Ben decides to do nothing. (“I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone else, but I’m not going out bald and puking.”) He also chooses not to tell anyone and threatens legal action if his doctor breaches patient confidentiality. Readers will be treated to the thrilling last year of Ben’s life, in which the 123-pounder ditches track for football so he can play alongside his brother, Cody, the team’s star quarterback. Crutcher’s oeuvre is full of plot-heavy novels; the issues crammed into this one include alcoholism, child molestation, absent/abusive parents, bigotry, teenage motherhood and depression. But the narrative never drowns in a sea of woe. With the help of Hey-Soos, a laidback confidant who appears in Ben’s dreams, he parses the dilemmas his secret produces. Ben succeeds both on the gridiron and with the comely Dallas Suzuki. (“Submit this story to an editor and it’s returned as too much fantasy even for fantasy,” he says after she asks him to Homecoming.) Ben’s voice often sounds distinctly like the author’s, but here’s predicting readers will not care one whit. The message at the core of Crutcher’s latest—“Life’s short. Do what you love.”—is delivered inside an entertaining, thought-provoking tearjerker. Ages 14-up.

  • AudioFile Magazine Chris Crutcher is known for his gritty, topical books for young adults. This one focuses on a sports theme, with therapy, coming-of-age, and sex also part of the story. Just before his senior year, Ben Wolf learns he has an aggressive, terminal blood disease. He's 18, so he convinces the doctor to keep his secret and sign off for him to play football. He wants to have a "normal" last year. Steven Boyer tells the story in Ben's voice, including an epilogue that allows Ben to speak "from the grave." He nails the teenager's smart-ass nothing-to-lose attitude. As the year progresses, his tone matures as Ben realizes relationships require honesty. The profanity, especially the frequent dropping of "f-bombs," obscures the preachiness of the story's message. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine

Title Information+

  • Publisher
    Recorded Books, Inc.
  • OverDrive Listen
    Release date:
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
    Release date:

Digital Rights Information+

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
    Burn to CD: 
    Permitted
    Transfer to device: 
    Permitted
    Transfer to Apple® device: 
    Permitted
    Public performance: 
    Not permitted
    File-sharing: 
    Not permitted
    Peer-to-peer usage: 
    Not permitted
    All copies of this title, including those transferred to portable devices and other media, must be deleted/destroyed at the end of the lending period.

You've reached your checkout limit.

Visit your Checkouts page to manage your titles.

Close

You already have this title checked out.

Want to go to your Checkouts?

Close

Recommendation Limit Reached.

You have reached the maximum number of titles you are allowed to recommend at this time. You can recommend up to 25 titles every 1 days.

Close

Sign in to recommend this title.

Recommend this title for your digital library.

Close

Enhanced Details:

Close
Close

Limited availability

Availability can change throughout the month based on the library's budget.

is available for days.

Once playback starts, you have hours to view the title.

Close

Permissions

Close

There are no copies of this issue left to borrow. Please try to borrow this title again when a new issue is released.

Close

The OverDrive Read format of this eBook has professional narration that plays while you read in your browser. Learn more here.

Close

Holds

Total holds:


Close

Restricted

Some format options have been disabled. You may see additional download options outside of this network.

Close

MP3 audiobooks are only supported on macOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) through 10.14 (Mojave). Learn more about MP3 audiobook support on Macs.

Close

Please update to the latest version of the OverDrive app to stream videos.

Close

You've reached your library's checkout limit for digital titles.

To make room for more checkouts, you may be able to return titles from your Checkouts page.

Close

Excessive Checkout Limit Reached.

There have been too many titles checked out and returned by your account within a short period of time.

Try again in several days. If you are still not able to check out titles after 7 days, please contact Support.

Close

You have already checked out this title. To access it, return to your Checkouts page.

Close

This title is not available for your card type. If you think this is an error contact support.

Close

An unexpected error has occurred.

If this problem persists, please contact support.

Close

Close

NOTE: Barnes and Noble® may change this list of devices at any time.

Close
Recommend this title for your digital library
Deadline
Deadline
Chris Crutcher
Optional:
Close
Buy it now
and support our digital library!
Deadline
Deadline
Chris Crutcher
A portion of your purchase goes to support your digital library.
Close
Barnes & Noble Sign In |   Sign In

The first time you select “Send to NOOK,” you will be taken to a Barnes & Noble page to sign into (or create) your NOOK account. You should only have to sign into your NOOK account once to link it to your library account. After this one-time step, periodicals will be automatically sent to your NOOK account when you select "Send to NOOK."

You can read periodicals on any NOOK tablet or in the free NOOK reading app for iOS, Android or Windows 8.

Accept to ContinueCancel

Sora Turbo
Get the app!
Apple App Store
Google Play Store
Brought to you by Seaman High School, and built with 💕 by OverDrive.
Close

Renewing this title won't extend your lending period. Instead, it will let you borrow the title again immediately after your first lending period expires.

Close

You can't renew this title because there are holds on it. However, you can join the holds list and be notified when it becomes available for you to borrow again.

Close