Book review: They Both Die At The End

New York Times bestseller Adam Silvera wrote They Both Die At The End.

Two young boys, the characters Mateo and Rufus,  get a call at midnight from Death-Cast saying they are dying in the next 24 hours. 

Neither of them was expecting the call. I found it horrible how Rufus was 17 and Mateo was 18. They’re so young. It’s unfair that they have to die at this age. 

They both wound up going on an app called Last Friend. Last Friend is an app for Deckers (people who got the call from Death-Cast). Sometimes people who want to spend time with dying people go on the app, too. I thought the app was a good idea except for one major flaw. Serial killers could just as easily get on the app to kill Deckers.

Rufus wants to live his end day the best he can. His funeral was interrupted by police who were called by the character, Peck. I hate Peck. He creates problems in the book. He’s the reason Rufus loses his goodbye to the Plutos twice. The Plutos are Rufus’s foster family. 

Mateo wants to say goodbye to his father, his best friend, Lidia, and his godchild, Penny.

They both go out and get out of their comfort zone. The fact that they can do that when they are about to die says everything. Their growth is incredible. 

Mateo and Rufus’s friendship is so stunning; it’s just, wow. They get so close in 24 hours. They help each other out throughout the whole day. 

The end was devastating. I cried so hard at the end of the book. Mateo and Rufus did die just as the title stated, but they died beautifully.