Book: They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
Rating: 4 stars
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.
So there was sooo much hype around this book. I’ve heard Adam Silvera’s books are amazing and was excited, as this was my first book of his! I also thought the concepted sounded cool, and wanted to see how that played out.
This one did feel a bit slow at times, but only on rare occassion. It also made me feel some type of sad. Just reading about two characters who had only one day to live out the rest of thier lives. The whole book is one big message of live your life now and to to it’s fullest, and it honestly made me stop to think about death (which most of the time is just a passing thought to me), life and living.
So this book has two main POVs and some random ones scattered in between. Normally I don’t like that, but Silvera made that work. I actually really liked those POVs. Also, sometimes with dual POVs, I’ll tend to like one and not the other, but for this book, I was equally invested in both.
The ending of this book is obvious, I mean come on it’s in the title. The execution was amazing though, because even though I knew they were going to die, I still loved the characters and became invested regardless. The ending hurt me. I know I definitely died at the end of this book (hah I’m hilarious, yeah okay I’ll stop sorry).
Mateo: Mateo lives in his own small world. His character is one that has been afraid to live his life and then is forced to remedy that in less then 24 hours. He’s terrified and regretful and I just loved his character development throughout this book.
Rufus: The way we were introduced to Rufus, dang. Pretty intense, that’s all I’m going to say. Rufus was a bit iffy for me at first, but really he’s jsut a hard on the outside, soft on the inside type character. He has a really strong loyalty and is a really good-hearted guy.
A shorter, bullet point review can be found on my Goordreads here.
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Have you read TBDATE? IS it on you TBR? What about Adam Silvera’s other books? Are your opinions the same as mine? Or are they totally different?
Until next time,