They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera is a Young Adult Contemporary Fiction novel. The theme of the book is death. The gives away a lot of the story and essentially the ending of the book. The problem in this entire book is Death Cast and it aims to answer the question, what would you do if you knew you would die today? Would you do anything differently? The book follows the journey of Mateo. The author connects each character to Mateo somehow. The Death Cast worker is connected to Mateo, fellow Deckers, and friends on the Last Friend app. This book is tragically amazing with the way the author intermingles romance, death, finding yourself, and fear into one compelling novel.
I literally cried three times while listening to the audiobook. The narrator of the audiobook did a fantastic job of capturing the voices of the characters. This book has been on my “to be read” list since it’s release. I was a bit skeptical at first because I love happy endings and I thought this book would not have a happy ending. The book had a happy/tragic ending. I was happy for the characters but also sad for all the moments they will lose. I was however a bit disappointed with the closing scene. I was left wanting more and wanting to know more about what happened to the other Deckers in the story. How did their life end? What did they do on the rest of their End Day?
The book definitely makes you think about life and how precious it is to love every moment of it.
I give this book 4.8 out of 5 stars. I wanted a bit more.
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