Title: They both die at the end
Author: Adam Silvera
Publisher + date: September 5th 2017 by HarperTeen
Genre: YA, Glbt
Review copy provided by HarperCollins UK in exchange for a honest review, thank you!
“But no matter what choices we make – solo or together – our finish line remains the same … No matter how we choose to live, we both die at the end.”
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.
What I think of it
I finished this book on the train on the way home yesterday and I’m still crying over it.
In They both die at the end we follow 2 boys who got the call of Death-Cast, which is basically a company that call people on the day they’re going to die to tell them it’s their last day alive (pretty creepy right?). Both Mateo and Rufus, who are in that time total strangers to each other, decide to give the Last Friend app a go (an app where Deckers aka soon to be dead people can talk to each other and meet). Rufus and Mateo find each other on the app and it’s the start of a day full of emotional events but also happy moments.
The title says it all, so you know what happens at the end but throughout the whole book you’re just hoping there’s a massive plot twist and they survive. I wanted to punch the woman sitting next to me at the end of the book, I was so angry.
Despite the anger and massive sadness at the end of the book I do have to say that I loved every page. As soon as you start the book you’re just so into it that it’s hard to stop reading. I received this book from the publisher but I loved it so much that I’m going to order a paperback.
I loved this book so much but I’m SO glad Death-Cast doesn’t exists in real life (and let’s keep it that way)
Adam Silvera never disappoints and I can’t wait for his next book.
(Also, don’t finish the book like me in a public place unless you want to ugly cry in front of everyone)