Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.
New York Times bestseller * 4 starred reviews * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A Kirkus Best Book of the Year * A Booklist Editors' Choice of 2017 * A Bustle Best YA Novel of 2017 * A Paste Magazine Best YA Book of 2017 * A Book Riot Best Queer Book of 2017 * A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year * A BookPage Best YA Book of the Year
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—to live a lifetime in a single day.
In the tradition of Before I Fall and If I Stay, They Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut, More Happy Than Not, the New York Times called “profound.”
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Streetwise Rufus and introverted Mateo meet through an app for “Deckers”—people who've been alerted to their imminent death via the morbidity-warning service Death-Cast. On their final day on Earth and first day as friends, the two hit the streets of New York City to tie up loose ends with their loved ones while wringing out as much life experience as they can. Adam Silvera’s action-filled novel places Rufus and Mateo’s blossoming bond right at its heart, making a tender but powerful statement about how taking a chance on another person can develop into something wondrous, even if just for one day.
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They Both Die at the End
This book tore my soul in half, I love it so much! One of the best reads in my entire life. 10/10
I’m speechless. This is a beautiful read. The only way to understand is for you to get it yourself! Do it! You won’t regret it.
Absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking. A definite must-read.