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DAVID V. GOD by Mary E. Pearson


by Mary E. Pearson

Age Range: 12 - 14

Pub Date: April 1st, 2000
ISBN: 0-15-202058-6
Publisher: Harcourt

All Hell breaks loose when two classmates with wildly divergent personalities team up to debate God in a desperate quest for a one-way ticket back to life. When their school bus crashes while they are on a field trip, some misfits finds themselves on the way into heaven. But two of them are convinced it wasn’t their time. With some frantic, irreverent fast talk, David claims his right to do battle with the boss of heaven to win his way down to earth. Illogical, undisciplined, and impulsive, he reluctantly accepts help from “The Byte Bitch” Marie, a classic dweeb whose single-minded academic focus is 180 degrees from David’s outlook on life. Can these unlikely partners get it together in time to out-argue “The Big Kahuna”? Learning about each other seems to be part of the plan and, strangely enough, God seems to be trying to help. Deftly laced with equal parts goofball humor and perceptive insight, this first novel delivers a funny and fast-paced read on a heavenly topic. (Fiction. 12-14)