They Both Die At The End by Adam SilveraThey Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera

They Both Die At The End

byAdam Silvera

Hardcover | September 5, 2017

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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.

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 of 2017 * A Bustle Best YA Novel of 2017 * A Paste Magazine Best YA Book of 2017 * A Book Riot Best Queer Book of 2017 * 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 Stay, They 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.”

Adam Silvera is the New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not and History Is All You Left Me, and he was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. Adam was born and raised in the Bronx. He was a bookseller before shifting to children’s publishing and has worked at a literary development company, a creative writing website ...
Title:They Both Die At The EndFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.21 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062457799

ISBN - 13:9780062457790


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Story About Life "I wasted all those yesterdays and am completely out of tomorrows." They Both Die at the End takes place in a world where you get a call from Death Cast on the day you're going to die, alerting you of said fact. It follows two boys who received said call and find each other through an app called Last Friend. The book title's a big hint towards how sad this will make you, but I still didn't except to cry so much. I don't even know what to say about this book except that it might be the most wonderful story about life I've ever read yet. The concept in itself stressed me out due to the fact that I'm terrified of death, but it was dealt with in such a beautiful and deep manner that I managed to make my way throughout the story without panicking too much. I mean, I did cry a lot, but at least I didn't panic too much. Anyway, all in all, this was amazing. The plot was original and thoroughly fascinating, and it was impossible not to get attached to the characters. Which is unfortunate, when you think about it, due to the title of the book. Just... This book makes me want to take advantage of the fact that I'm alive, and I think that's amazing.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Good to read in your spare time. It's about two strangers spending their last days together. Adam SIlvera definitely thought it all out, everything was well organized and planned. By the end of it, the characters had learned a lot about each other, and their personalities clashed together to make two, amazing people, and one amazing book.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book really makes you think... I really enjoyed this book, and it had an interesting concept because the title gives a major spoiler so the question isn't if they are going to die, but when. There are major plot holes in the book because even if society has the ability to predict who is going to ide, by telling the person they're going to die alters how they go about living their last day, and would ultimately disrupt the chain of events that would have led to their untimely demise. But if you ignore all of that, this book is a fantastic read that leaves you unable to put it down, and I would definitely recommend this book.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Amazing read. I really loved how the characters were part of the LGBTQ community, we need more representation!
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick read It was such a weird experience reading a book while knowing how it would end. I've always hated spoilers and taken no interest in reading a story of which I knew the ending. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered this book title wasn't meant to just catch your eye. This book was centered on the characters' journey and romance rather than how it ends or any unexpected twist (don't get me wrong, I love me a good twist). Let's be real : it does not explore themes like grief, death and life in a very deep way since it was meant to be a YA romance but it surely has some passages where I experienced some questioning about said themes. Overall, this was a quick and rather addictive read! This is my second time reading Adam Silvera's work (I admit, I prefered More Happy Than Not).
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from God, I love this never has a book made me feel so many emotions. Honestly, one of the best books I've read in a while. 10/10 recommend :)
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sad but amazing There is a lot of life lessons that I learned from this book, and the ending still has me amazed
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book! Slow beginning, but the main characters were amazing. Less plot, more of a series of events.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really beautiful Normally I don't like insta love but this one wan made really well. You know how it's going to end but you can't help but hope for a better ending. Really enjoyed this book
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet Story Slow to start but picks up. Loved the main characters. Less plot, more of a series of events.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay interesting concept but not my cup of tea.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Really wanted to love it The story picks up slow and you can't help but notice how intentionally opposite the two characters are. One is a loner and one has many friends and is going through a break up. I was so excited to read this but I only felt annoyance towards the main characters. I stopped about halfway through the book.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Heart Breaker This was my first Adam Silvera and it will definitely not be my last. Such a powerful, heart wrenching story about 2 boys who get the call that today they will die, and from there a wonderful and bittersweet story unfolds. Prepare for feels.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing such a great book! i loved every minute of it
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read, even for adults On occasion, it's good to take a break from some heavier reading by pulling out a YA novel. I read the majority of TBDaTE in one or two sittings, and boy, am I glad I read it in private. Bawled my eyes out for quite a while! Silvera writes this story in such a way that while you know what happens at the end, you can't help but feel as if 'maybe they'll make it, maybe this time it'll be different', and that's what makes the ending so heartbreakingly devastating. Loved the story the entire way through, and will probably pick up some more of his novels in the future.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok everyone had been telling me to pick this book up, and I had super high expectations. However, when I actually read it, I realized it was NOT worth it
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth it I did not enjoy a single part of this. I really wanted to, but it was a struggle to finish :(
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so amazing this book was so good the ending was sad though
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Amazing!!!!! I bought this book because the title was enticing and I read it in two days. This story was legendary with so many ups and downs. I highly recommend this book!
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Was in denial throughout the book
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Re-Read worthy This book was an amazing story, a constant page turner.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok the whole story is ok but the ending is bit disappointing
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from awesome! Very cool concept. Ending was a tad disappointing tho.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from average the whole story is ok but the ending is bit disappointing
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I loved it to the ending. The ending was a bit too much, but I have hope that the series will be redeemed
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This story is so important and I would love to see more like it involving this content!!!
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I need to re-read this, as I rushed through it the first time because I was busy, but nonetheless, I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok An imaginative page-turner
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed this I very much enjoyed this book and thought it was a great read. It is not quite a 5 star for me but very close so I would recommend it.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This book has made me want to read more contemporary! What a GREAT story.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok it was fine but way overpriced for what it is
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So so good! This book has made me want to read more contemporary! What a GREAT story. I was hooked and found the splash of sci-fi elements to be refreshing in this story.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright I didn't find this book particularly moving but the idea was very creative, and the execution was cool. I like the non-chalant approach to different sexual orientations, but none of the characters really resonated with me
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Good It was worth the read but I don't think I would read it again. The characters were witty but I couldn't really connect so well with them. Overall, the idea and concept of the book was interesting.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was ok The title of the book gives away the ending #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok It takes along time to finish
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I really enjoyed reading this book. Was in denial throughout the book and left me with many 'what if' questions afterwards. Very interesting concept and story.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay! It was an okay novel! not sure if i would read it again.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cried much better than history is all you left me
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Such an inspiring and interesting read, simply could not put it down! Great job!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I didn't love it I didn't love this book or get all the emotions everyone else felt from reading this book. To me, the story dragged and I didn't really care about the world of knowing when you'd die either, which is basically the whole point of the book.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from very interesting all about the journey, not the destination
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Book Tells you how it ends, yet you don't see it coming.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable I loved the whole concept of this book, it was all beautifully written, I loved the characters so much, Mateo and Rufus are so different in their personalities, backstories and experiences, I thought they worked so well together, The two of them brought out the best in each other and showed us how you could live if you only have one day left.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from devastatingly beautiful. The title doesn't prepare you for devastion you will feel after reading this book.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from buy this masterpiece! a great book for young adults
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the Read Where oh where to even begin?! First, I have to address the elephant in the room. This book had some hype behind it. MAJOR hype behind it. This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year due to the hype prior to the release. The only other novel that I've read by Adam Silvera is "More Happy Than Not" and I have only read that recently (loved it though). The reason I'm addressing the hype behind this novel is because I think the hype almost inhibits the enjoyment of this read (if that makes sense). Due to the overwhelmingly vast amount of exposure that I had in regards to this novel, I had pretty high expectations and if I reviewed this book based on my expectations, I would say I was disappointed in this read. However, if I reviewed this novel without comparing it to the expectations that I had prior to reading, I would say that it was a really good read. I know that's a very confusing concept but I'm hoping someone (i.e. anyone) gets what I mean. Anyway, moving along, the concept behind this story is genius. I haven't read anything where a character knows the day that they will die (aside from those stories where there's a heroic epic battle). It was actually a weird experience because along with following the story, I found myself getting theological and questioning my own mortality or mortality in general. I mean, ideally, we would all be living every day with such purpose and appreciation for every moment.....but are we? I don't know. I have to admit that for me, the story was initially pretty slow and took me until about halfway to become invested in the story and the characters. From then on out though, I couldn't put it down. That was also another odd feeling. I couldn't put the book down because I wanted to know more yet at the same time, I had that hollow feeling in the pit of your stomach when climbing the climactic loop on a roller coaster. You know the fall is coming and that it's inevitable but you just don't know the exact moment. As for the ending, I think it was done quite well. I was satisfied(?) with how everything played out. It was definitely heartbreaking but hey, you can't say I wasn't warned. I would recommend this novel because even without the story being good (it is) I think the idea behind the story is unique and worth the read alone. The only thing that I wish I could change is that I wish I had lower expectations prior to reading this novel because I think I would have enjoyed it more.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic read! Adam Silvera's third book is his best, I think. I loved this book and can't wait to dive in again and re-read. If you loved Silvera's other books, this will be right up your alley.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking but beautiful Despite reading the title of this book, my heart was still not prepared for the roller coaster of emotions. Silvera’s books are guaranteed to be heart-breaking but you’ll still love every single second of the reading experience. On the day of your death, Death-Cast calls you between midnight and 3AM to let you know. On September 5th (also the release day of this book!), Mateo and Rufus both receive the call under very different circumstances. To make their last day memorable, they both join Last Friend, an app designed to pair up people looking for company on their End Day. They Both Die at the End is a speculative fiction novel that takes place in a single extraordinary last day. I loved this book, it was just amazing. The premise is definitely rooted in heartbreak and sobbing for the reader, but I promise that it’s so worth it. Rufus and Mateo are characters you will want to root for and their story was phenomenal. They Both Die at the End is another great book from a phenomenal writer. If you’re looking for amazing fleshed-out characters, a compelling plot and a good cry, I highly recommend this one.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING It was incredible how this whole book is only the span of one day, but feels like a lifetime lived for these two boys as well as myself. The way that Rufus and Mateo are totally different in their own perfect way brought them together by learning from one another and leading to the journey of their friendship. I really love the Death-Cast system, how its explained and developed in the story, and how the characters face their greatest fears and how we can get a glimpse- scratch that, a whole SYSTEM and WORLD of how life would be if we knew the die when our lives would end. I very highly suggest this book to everyone!! And whats cool is how people can reflect to the whole 'knowing when your going to die' scenario. Whether it gives you an extra push to live each day like you were going to die, or give you a whole meaning in your life another way you never thought you would, 'They Both Die At The End' is something you want to pick up :))
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compelling read, book club worthy What would you do if it were your last day on earth? I don't mean if you're Chris Hadfield or any other astronaut and were undertaking a space mission, I mean if you knew you were going to die in the next day. Would you hide away and hope to avoid your fate, or would you live it up like there's no tomorrow. When eighteen year old Mateo received the call from Death-Cast, he knew he was going to force himself outdoors to enjoy some of the many activities he'd been avoiding. He's long figured if he stayed inside, he'd be safe, but it hadn't turned out that way. Rufus received his call and gathered up his pals and headed to his foster home to arrange his funeral. Circumstance caused him to flee out alone. Not a situation anyone want to find themselves in, young, healthy and destined to die alone. I was moved by both boys stories and wanted them to be the exception. They should live, Mateo needed to start living. My favourite line from the book comes from him, "I'm at the finish line, but I never ran the race." Not a good point to consider your life from, though it could make readers question what they have done in their lives so far. Author Adam Silvera has re-worked society to accommodate 'decker', those who know they are to die that day. He made it feel very real that such activities could occur and reflected both the positive and negative ways that people could respond. This novel would make an excellent book club read and could be used in the classroom to spark a variety of discussions. This is a wonderful book that is sensitive in it's handling of the death of the two boys. I look forward to reading more by this talented author. I received and advanced readers copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc., in exchange for an honest review. #IndigoEmployee
Date published: 2017-07-05

Editorial Reviews

“Themes of friendship, love, loss, and fate combine in this novel that should be read with a box of tissues close at hand.”