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They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End (edition 2018)

by Adam Silvera (Author)

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In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.
Title:They Both Die at the End
Authors:Adam Silvera (Author)
Info:Quill Tree Books (2018), Edition: Reprint, 416 pages
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They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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  AngiCox | Mar 20, 2023 |
THAT ENDING. THAT ENDING. OHMYGOSH. RUDE. HOW DARE HE. THAT WAS SO RUDE. That was the rudest ending I've read all year. I spend the whole book telling myself that THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END and then WE DON'T EVEN KNOW IF THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END and I absolutely cannot I am so done it was so rude. You know what it was? A COP OUT.
I was so excited to finally have a book where the main characters all die but WHAT DO I GET this marvellous piece of literature ugh.

Phew, now that that's off my chest... I don't know why I was expecting to not enjoy this because holy crow it was PHENOMENAL. I picked it up without reading the premise because duh, Adam Silvera, and I'm glad I went in knowing nothing. I loved how this was realistic with just a hint of I don't even know what, can you call it magical realism if it's more a scifitechnological realism? It worked. Brilliant premise. Far better done than 95% of the books with terminally ill characters (no offense to them, but YA made it a trope) and incredibly executed.

Ugh, and THE ROMANCE WAS JUST SO GOSH DARN CUTE and being the horrible heteronormative person I am I didn't automatically assume it was going to happen which was actually super nice because if they had been a guy and a girl my eyes probably would have been rolling from page three, so. BUT IT WAS SO PURE AND LOVELY AND REAL AND FABULOUS.

I was so pleasantly enthralled with this book. until the end. but. I only cared about the ending because I was so terribly invested.

Update: I just read other reviews and realised most people are sad that they died and I'm over here angry that one of them ambiguously could have survived after all I think this says a lot about my priorities maybe I should rethink my emotions. ( )
  whakaora | Mar 5, 2023 |
I wasn't into this book in the beginning but then it became one of the sweetest books about mortality and love and friendship and I ended it teary eyed. I am in love with it. As someone who fears the day they die immensely, I'm glad I read this book. Props, Mr Silvera, for a wonderful reading experience. Thank you for giving me this. ( )
  viiemzee | Feb 20, 2023 |
I so wanted to like this book, but it has taken forever to read it, I loved the idea and it could have been beautiful and emotional... but it just fell flat. The writing style for Rufus is the cringiest I’ve ever read, the story and flow just isn’t there and there is absolutely no chemistry between the main characters. I forced myself to get to the end and all I felt was relieved it was over, I couldn’t care less for these characters. ( )
  katejo99 | Jan 28, 2023 |
veryyyy overhyped and just like, not good. the concept might have been interesting if it made any sense and the writing wasn't great. It didn't make me sad or anything which was what I was hoping for when I picked it up. ( )
  ninagl | Jan 7, 2023 |
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Adam Silveraprimary authorall editionscalculated
Crouch, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Daymond, RobbieNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fitzsimmons, ErinDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prades, SimonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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To live is the rarest thing in the world.
Most people exist, that’s all.
—Oscar Wilde
For those who need a reminder to make every day count.

Shout-out to Mom for all the love and
Cecilia for all the tough love. I’ve always needed both.
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Death-Cast is calling with the warning of a lifetime—I’m going to die today.
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In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

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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.

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.
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