Finished reading (or listening to) Deadline. Here's my two cents from my Goodreads review:
I listened to the audio version of this story at roughly the same time that I was re-reading
The Fault in Our Stars. Both involve main characters dealing with terminal illnesses, and both are quite brilliantly written, weaving substance in with a variety of emotions and plenty of humor. I do think that Crutcher pulls back from the more painful emotions toward the end, making the last couple of chapters come across as somewhat glib. Nonetheless, Ben Wolf's quest for knowledge and truth will resonate with teens.