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They Both Die at the End

By Adam Silvera
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Publisher Description

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.

#1 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 * A Bustle Best YA Novel * A Paste Magazine Best YA Book * A Book Riot Best Queer Book * 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 StayThey 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.”

Plus don't miss The First to Die at the End: #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera returns to the universe of international phenomenon They Both Die at the End in this prequel. New star-crossed lovers are put to the test on the first day of Death-Cast’s fateful calls. 

2171 Reviews

Loudly Crying Face“Tbh a little slow at the beginning, literally skimmed through the initial pages but then it picked up when Mateo and Rufus met. It was interesting, finally, seeing Mateo get out of his comfort zone. Mateo convincing Rufus to give the homeless person money really warmed my heart, I might have shed a tear or two. The end crushed me, I mean I knew they were going to die but still!”
Characters change and growHeartbreaking
Loudly Crying Face“A good young adult read. Heartbreaking.”
Characters change and growBeautifully writtenEasy to read
Loudly Crying Face“Loved this book. I with the writing was a bit more descriptive, I found myself guessing at the surroundings instead of just knowing the vibes in my head like I’m usually able to do. Would recommend if you enjoy queer romance and hoplessness 😭 I felt like the ending was a bit rushed. I lnow that was the point but like damn it happened fast lol”
Likable charactersEasy to readFast-pacedImmersive settingHeartbreakingRomanticViolencePredictable
Loudly Crying Face“I loved the book it made me feel so many emotions and I sobbed at the ending I know they tell you what happens but there’s a part of you that’s hopeful it won’t happen and it hurts. The only thing I didn’t love was the way the author tried so hard to make us believe these were teenagers it was a little cringe but over a beautiful story.”
Reviewed in:Overbooked
Characters change and growDiverse charactersLikable charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readFast-paced
Anxious Face with sweat“Overall i gave this book a 4 star rating because i enjoyed reading it regardless of knowing the outcome already. Things towards the end happened and the feelings rufus and mateo were expressing got in my feelsss. I am not sure if ill read the prequel”
Reviewed in:Overbooked
Characters change and growLikable charactersEasy to read

About Adam Silvera

Adam Silvera is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of They Both Die at the End, The First to Die at the End, More Happy Than Not, History Is All You Left Me, the Infinity Cycle, and—with Becky Albertalli—What If It’s Us and Here’s to Us. He worked in the publishing industry as a children’s bookseller, community manager at a content development company, and book reviewer of children’s and young adult novels. He was born and raised in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. He is tall for no reason. Visit him online at adamsilvera.com.

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