They Both Die At The End Review

Title: They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera
Release Date:
September 5th, 2017
Age Range:
Young Adult


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.


I was so unprepared by what I got myself into.

I knew they were going to die. It’s in the title. They both die at the end. But I was so unprepared. I was crying y’all. How they died. Oh my gosh.

This story was so well crafted.

This is also the first audiobook I’ve listened to and the narration of the story made the experience 10x better. From the narrators voices to the different characters sprinkled in between Mateo and Rufus’ pov’s.

From the difference between the two boys and how they both encourage each other to grow and look outside their own little worlds and fears in the span of a day. And how subtle the queer rep is. How the two of them together isn’t this huge deal.

And how it all just ends. Like that.

It’s been a few months since I read it. I had to let the story sink in before I could write a review and, to be honest, I’m still not quite over it. It was amazing and sad and heart-aching and wholesome all at once.

Definitely is one of my top favorite reads ever. I could not recommend this book enough and I’m disappointed I waited so long to read it.