The Wrap-Up List by Steven Arntson

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In this modern-day suburban town, one percent of all fatalities come about in the most peculiar way. Deaths—eight-foot-tall, silver-gray creatures—send a letter (“Dear So-and-So, your days are numbered”) to whomever is chosen for a departure, telling them to wrap up their lives and do the things they always wanted to do before they have to “depart.” When sixteen-year-old Gabriela receives her notice, she is, of course devastated. Will she kiss her crush Sylvester before it’s too late? Friendship, first love, and fantasy artfully mesh in this magically realistic world that ultimately celebrates life.

 

About Steven Arntson

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Steven Arnston is a writer and musician who lives in Seattle, Washington. He has an MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop. He is also the author of The Wikkeling.
 
Published January 8, 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 245 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After receiving a Death Letter from her Death, Hercule, 16-year-old Gabriela Rivera has one week to write her Wrap-Up List of things she hopes will happen in her final days and to prepare for her departure.

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