They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
# of Pages: 374
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Ratings (out of 10:
Plot Development: 9
Ease of Reading: 10
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
My Opinions (SPOILER FREE):
Basically, I thought this book was very good, but it didn’t quite blow me away like I was hoping it would. I think part of the problem was that this book takes place over the span of one day, so it was kind of hard to feel super attached to the characters.
The characters were pretty good. I really liked Mateo, and Rufus was a good character, too, I just didn’t like him quite as much. I did really love all the minor characters, though. I also loved the friendship between the two main characters, it was very sweet.
The plot was also very interesting. The premise of the plot is what really got me interested in this book. I mean I just had to know…do they both really die at the end? So I really enjoyed following this story and watching it fold out as I guess what might happen at the end.
Adam Silvera is a fantastic writer. Believe it or not, this was my first time reading one of his books, and I will definitely be reading more. I thought the idea for this book was just so great, and I felt like Adam wrote the story to fit the plot in such a perfect way. Everything was so unique and thought out, and I just loved that.