They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Published September 5th 2017 by HarperTeen
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day.
Thank you, HarperCollins and Edelweiss, for sending me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Wow, this book was so good? This was just so beautifully written, and I’m impressed cause this is my first Adam Silvera Book. I LOVED IT sooo muuuch, it even made me tear up in some parts.
Set in a world where you get notified on the day you die, it takes through people trying to squeeze whole years of living into a single day. It’s told in multiple POV’s and it talks mainly about Mateo and Rufus, who both received a call from Death-Cast that they were gonna die on that day. They then decide to download an app called Last Friend, which helps people have a friend to be there for them on their last day. Mateo and Rufus somehow find each other through the app, and go about saying their final goodbyes to people and places they love.
I also love how there were additional POVs thrown in, with other characters not entirely unconnected to Mateo and Rufus who have also received the call. One of the additional POVs I really liked was from the creator of the Last Friend app. It was a nice touch.
Of course this book motivates, inspires people to live their lives more. Heck, I wanna go travel right now cause what the heck am I waiting for? Oh yeah, I’m broke 😂
Overall though this was just amazing, I loved it (I think I already said that but it’s worth repeating). It was moving, gripping, and broke my heart for these two teenagers who are unable to grow old and experience everything they ever planned to do. Go check it out! Grab a copy! Recommend it to everyone!