They Both Die At The End By Adam Silvera

2 Dec

Question: Would you sign up for a service to inform you that you will die sometime in the next 24 hours?

In the book, They Both Die at the End, there is a Multi-billion dollar app called Death-cast, which people sign up to get their number contacted within 24 hours before they die, and it’s never wrong. In this book, the reader gets to step into the shoes of two “count downers” who got the Death-cast call. The author Adam Silvera introduces the reader to the sensitive Mateo Torrez and the rough Rufus Emeterio. These two characters, who cannot be any more different from each other, have a once in a lifetime meeting through another app called the Last Friend so that they have someone to spend their end day with. The reader can’t help but want to know more about these two characters as they reflect on their lives and build a new friendship. I felt humbled to learn who they loved, what they hated, and the condition they wanted to leave the world once their time was up. All of this is done with the background suspense of who dies first. Available as ebooks and digital audiobooks from eLibraryNJ, eBCCLS and Hoopla.

Written by:
Elbie Love
YA Library Associate

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