It was in the damn title and I knew it was coming but my heart is shattered. Wow.
They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera is the first book I’ve read of his. However, I promise you now it definitely won’t be the last. It was incredible.
A lot of people had been reading this book online and had been giving it great reviews. I seen the relationship between Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli online and that also made me want to read his books.
They Both Die At The End pulled me in immediately from the title. I loved the originality and the concept of the book; everyone gets a phone call to notify them that they are going to die at that die. I was intrigued on how an author could make me care about two characters in such a way when we only see one day of their lives.
However, Silvera created lively characters with engaging personalities that I found myself going through the experience with Mateo and Rufus. Each of them lived such different lives and were different people. Mateo fearful of life whereas Rufus, though carrying the burden of his family’s death, was much more carefree. I loved seeing how their personalities came together to truly bring out the best in each other.
Not only was I fascinated by Rufus and Mateo’s story but I loved how Silvera wrote in the perspectives of the friends and families of the two boys. This brought me closer to the characters and I felt like I was part of their friendship group.big made me feel like somehow I was a part of it all and I loved it.
Of course, my favourite relationship in the entire novel was Rufus and Mateo’s. I loved how special their relationship was and how they lived together on their last day. I don’t want to talk too much about their relationship because I feel you should experience it without knowing what is to come for the both of them. Make the memories with them. The representation in this novel is so important. There is LGBT and POC representation. I love reading a book where all people are represented, it brings the book to life.
This novel was incredibly thought provoking in a way that I didn’t initially expect. I found myself wondering so many things whilst I was reading: Would I tell anyone if I knew I was going to die? Would I be scared or live my last day to the fullest? Honestly, it probably would have been the first. However, after reading this beautiful novel, it made me realise how important life is. It made me realise how important everyone in your life is and even the small details. This book really made me want to live.
The writing was casual and quirky only making it more interesting. This is definitely one of my favourite reads, buy it and share in Rufus and Mateo’s last day.