Adam Silvera has been one of my auto-read authors since his debut, More Happy than Not. He’s another one of those authors who is amazing at making me feel all the feels. So when They Both Die at the End was released, I immediately put it on hold at the library. Once again, Adam didn’t disappoint.
If you haven’t heard about They Both Die at the End, here’s the premise (from Amazon):
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.
Have you read this? What are your thoughts? Here are mine.
#bookaday They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera. #StickyNoteReviews: For just a second, I thought that Mateo and Rufus wouldn’t actually die at the end, even though I knew they would. The first person narration and short chapters gave the story a necessary since of urgency — I mean, they only had one day left. Most of the 3rd person other character interludes I found informative – seeing how their lives were influenced by the people around them. I fell in love with Rufus. There was something about his rough softness that I just really liked. I also found myself trying to predict how the end would happen. I couldn’t believe that I missed those little details. Well done, Adam. Well done.