They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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Young Adult

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Title: They Both Die at the End
By: Adam Silvera
Published: 2017
Call #: YA Fiction Silve.A

Mateo and Rufus are called on the same day by Death Cast, a futuristic company that notifies people 24 hours before they die. They connect with each other using a location-based app called Final Friend and agree to spend their last day together helping one another live as best they can. An interesting concept and expertly defined and executed by Silvera, who is and remains one of my favorite current authors. However this was maybe not my favorite of his books. It lacks the emotional push and pull I come to expect from him, and likely would have worked better as a short story rather than a full-length novel. If you like Silvera as an author then you will probably find something about this book you will like, however if you haven’t read him before I would stick with his other two: More Happy than Not and History is All you Left Me.

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