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

What if its your last day on earth? How would you spend the day ? What are the memories that you would leave back for your loved ones? They both die at the end tries to answer these questions through this beautiful journey of two boys Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio. If you expect to jump into an adventure ride then you wouldn’t get that but if you would like to travel with these two everyday boys and find the answers to the questions asked above, then this book is for you

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera – Official Synopsis

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.

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.


They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera – RWAT Take

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The book impresses me with the fact that it didn’t commercialise or hypes the last day on earth theory. The events, actions and everything that is happening in the book is very realistic sans all the glitter and gaudiness that accompanies in books that take on this theme. You wouldn’t find the characters embarking on some life changing journey. What you would find is an almost relatable adventure and events that would perhaps happen to any of us

The book initially travels parallel narrating the background stories of both Mateo and Rufus and then eventually converging their journey together. Theron the book is a beautiful journey of rediscovering, flashbacks and basically developing a bond between two people. The book is more of a story of emotions, relationships and friendships and not an out of the box adventure trip.

The book has very simpler and mild paced narration and its the power of emotions and characters that brings the victory for the book. There is nothing that complicates the flow of the book. The author emphasis on the present and less hovering on flashbacks and background details. Everything given is propionate to what you would require to understand and enjoy the current flow of the book.


The book pace is mild but not dragging. The emotions are what stars in the book. Only pick this book for a sensitive and emotional ride. Don’t worry it is not at all a roller coaster ride. That definitely is something i appreciated for the book as the author has kept it simple and beautiful enough to make it perfect for its readers.

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