YOUth Review: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

book coverI’ve heard many good reviews of this book, so I decided to try it out. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same high reviews that were given.

They Both Die at the End features two young boys named Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio,  who receive a Death-Cast call to give them the news that they will die in twenty-four hours.  They are complete strangers but have a mutual similarity that they both would like to make a  friend during their End Day. Through an app on their phone called Last Friend, Mateo and Rufus meet together and spend their last day together, undertaking a journey in one day.

Because of the high reviews on this book, I was very excited to read this book. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book as much as I thought I was going to. I found the idea that they are called to be told they are going to die a little off-putting, and the writing style of this book is personally not one of my favourites. I think the plot itself is quite a smart idea, but the execution of it for me wasn’t really what I’d recommend to people who have the same reading style as me. I’m sure Adam Silvera is a very good writer, but this book just isn’t for me.

-Lauren

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