They Both Die at the End

They Both Die at the End

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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. 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."
Publisher: 2017
ISBN: 9780062457813
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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May 04, 2021

I think the idea and the whole point of the book was good. the last part of the book was great ish. but it is overrated. and i did not cry like i expected

Apr 29, 2021

So I did not think this book was as great as everyone says it is. I would say that it was definitely overrated. Yes the plot and overall idea of the story was great and it had a lot of great adventures but i dont know what happened but I was disappointed at how over hyped it was. The end of the book was the best part of the book, I was expecting to cry at the end but I did not :(( It was sad but not as sad as some other books. I think that different people would have different thoughts and feelings about this book so im not gonna have a say if I recommend it or not. I would say if you want to read it go for it but I just would not keep my hopes up. From this book, I did learn that you need to always live your day like never before.You have to do things not lave them for later or tomorrow. Later is never promised, things can happen and an example of this would be the book.

Apr 25, 2021

They both die at the end follows the journey of Mateo and Rufus upon receiving their call from death cast informing them that will die in the next 24 hours. Truly a one of a kind novel. One of if not my favorite books. Silvera has a way with sculpting characters with interesting backgrounds that feel like your best friends. This was a book that I had trouble putting down. Each chapter ends on a cliffhanger that leaves you curious of what is to come. There are plot twists at every corner. You truly feel as if you are a friend of the characters.
Truly one of my favorite novels. Then storyline and writing style are both very beautiful and what I would consider a light hearted read. I look forward to seeing what Silvera may add to this deathcast universe.

Apr 22, 2021

damn, double homicide

Apr 20, 2021

The book “They Both Die At the End” by Adam Silvera, tells a story of two boys who receive a notification that they will die that day. Courtesy of Death Cast, a system implemented into their society that will foretell the day of your death. The two boys, Rufus and Mateo spend their last day together and try to make the most of it by learning new things, having different experiences, and saying goodbye to their important people.
There were so many things I liked about the book like the characters and their growth throughout the story, the multiple perspectives of the lives who were affected by Rufus and Mateo, and it was interesting to see how different their world was compared to ours with the addition of Death Cast. There’s honestly nothing I disliked about the book.

Apr 18, 2021

A book (which in my library's case), has more holds than comments.

Apr 17, 2021

They Both Die in the End was a great book overall. I felt that the plot was good, and I appreciated the representation of the characters. The biggest critique I have about this book is the ending. I won't spoil it, but I felt that it was very anti-climatic, it ruined the build-up that the book had throughout. I appreciated the suspense throughout the book, it kept it interesting. As a reader, it kept it on my toes. The actual dialogue could have been better, I felt that it read awkwardly at some parts. I connected to the characters, however, the ending did not deliver as well as I hoped it would.

Apr 10, 2021

The dialogue was really unbearable and unnatural. This was the deal breaker for me on this story.

Concept of Death Cast could've went in a great direction but that wasn't the point of the story. I couldn't enjoy the pacing either. The book is dedicated to telling the story of a single day, so a lot of scenes are super stretched out.
It isn't as emotional as you'd expect either. Maybe because it was hard to connect to the characters w/ their unnatural voices (dialogue and their POV)

Barrie_Teen_Lists Mar 22, 2021

Mateo Torrez has been scared of taking risks his whole life. He’d rather be playing video games until 3 AM in his room than go out partying or hang out with friends. That is, until he gets the call from Death-Cast letting him know that he will be dying sometime that day. After losing his parents and sister in a car accident, Rufus Emeterio has spent 2 years in foster care, fooling around and getting up to no good with his best friends Tagoe, Malcolm, and Aimee, labelling themselves as the Plutos. While beating up his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend Peck, he also receives a call from Death-Cast telling him that he will be dying sometime that day.

SAPL_Teens Mar 22, 2021

They both die at the end is a young adult novel written by Adam Silvera about two teenage boys who are given some bad news, that they are both going to die within 24 hours. Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emetorio get a call from Death-Cast (a futuristic organization in charge of calling people and informing them that they’re going to die sometime in the next 24 hours). I found this novel very interesting since I knew that they were going to die, but I wanted to keep reading since I was curious to know how they would die. I enjoyed the writing style. It is written from a first person point of view, but it alternates between a couple of the characters. The journey before the emotional end, inspired me to live better, bigger, and enjoy every moment of my life (because you never know when your life will come to its end). This book discusses questions about life and death and what we would do if we know we are dying, or if it is better to be unaware. This book was an emotional rollercoaster and I enjoyed reading it ! I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys futuristic coming of age novels. It includes suspense, strong friendships, first romances and hints to live your life to the fullest. I believe teens will enjoy reading this book :) 4/5 stars - SAPL Read It & Review Contributor

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Feb 21, 2021

But no matter what choices we make - solo or together - our finish line remains the same … No matter how we choose to live, we both die at the end.

Feb 21, 2021

Maybe it's better to have gotten it right and been happy for one day instead of living a lifetime of wrongs.

Aug 15, 2020

"When someone puts their journey out there for you to watch, you pay attention - even if you know they'll die at the end."

Sep 27, 2019

"Maybe it's better to have gotten it right and been happy for one day instead of living a lifetime of wrongs." -Adam Silvera

Sep 27, 2019

"Sometimes the truth is a secret you're keeping from yourself because living a lie is easier." -Adam Silvera


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