A love story with a difference - an unforgettable tale of life, loss and making each day count in the NO. 1 BESTSELLING book of TIKTOK fame by Adam Silvera.
On September 5th, 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 - to live a lifetime in a single day.
Another beautiful, heartbreaking and life-affirming book from the brilliant Adam Silvera, author of More Happy Than Not, History Is All You Left Me, What If It's Us and the Infinity Cycle series.
PRAISE FOR ADAM SILVERA:
'There isn't a teenager alive who won't find their heart described perfectly on these pages.' Patrick Ness, author of The Knife of Never Letting Go
'Adam Silvera is a master at capturing the infinite small heartbreaks of love and loss and grief.' Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything
'Bold and haunting.' Lauren Oliver, author of Delirium
'A phenomenal talent.' Juno Dawson, author of Clean and Wonderland
Soon after Rufus Emeterio, 17, and Mateo Torrez, 18, receive midnight phone calls from Death-Cast, a service that notifies those with less than 24 hours to live, the New York City teenagers connect via the Last Friend app and decide to spend their final hours together. Both have been dealt harsh hands even before getting the call: Mateo's mother died giving birth to him and his father's in a coma. Rufus is the only survivor of a car crash that killed his entire family. Over the course of an eventful day, these thoughtful young men speak honestly and movingly about their fate, their anger at its unfairness, and what it means to be alive, until their budding friendship organically turns into something more. Each tells his part of the story in alternating, time-stamped chapters. Other voices mostly friends from Rufus's foster home and people they encounter fill out the narrative, revealing the influence both boys have had on those around them. It hardly matters that the title telegraphs the ending; it's still heartbreaking when it arrives. Ages 14 up.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Great book with heartbreaking themes that kept me hooked.
What a #Lastday
Even though we know it’s not going to be a happy ending for them, it was still heartbreaking to finish. To me this is a story about living even when you’re afraid, and it’s ok to ask for help.
I also enjoyed the little commentary from side characters. It shows how even a brief moment can change someone’s outlook and decisions.
It was a beautiful book. As much as I wanted Mateo and Rufus to live forever, it was the perfect story to read in a day.
A good plot but low-key boring
Cute story but too many side characters which were irrelevant to the plot.