Title: They Both Die at the End
Author: Adam Silvera
Publisher: HarperTeen/Simon & Schuster AU
Release date: September 5, 2017
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 and to live a lifetime in a single day.
I’m still struggling to write my thoughts about this upcoming book about risks, cute but emotional bonding, and challenging fate. So I’m going to make a summary list and use gifs.
The world: I like how ordinary it is but it has a dystopian-like feel because of Death-Cast. I still don’t know how they could know who’s going to die, but I like the mystery.
The characters: They were well developed and make you want to root for them except for Peck (LOL). Mateo, precious cinnamon roll, representing homebodies and Rufus, the bad boy with an emotional past and who doesn’t force Mateo out of the house.
Relationships: Mateo and Rufus, two Latino boys falling for each other. From awkward first meeting to spending time together without caring….I’m tearing up.
Last thoughts: I felt adventurous after reading the book. Prepare for some fun times as well as sad ones.
They Both Die at the End comes out in September.