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Publisher's Summary

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.”

©2017 Adam Silvera (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great book

Amazing book and voice acting. Only problem was that after the end of the story and the saddest moment ever they had a outro with loud ass music that scared the fuck outta me

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The concept of the story was original

I liked the story, but ending was a little too open to my liking. I still enjoy the audio!

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I loved ittttt

I couldn't turn it off. I loved it. Narration was amazing. This book is the worst but the most amazing thing I've ever read. if that makes sense?

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A heartwarming story

This book was an emotional rollercoaster. Despite it's title, the story is fun and the least bit depressing unless it wants to be. The characters are lovable and make you feel the emotions they feel, assisted by the performance of the presenters. I love this book.

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Love it!

This book gave me the emotional roller coaster I haven't had for a while from reading (listening to) a book. They both die at the end. It's heartbreaking, but gives perspective in living. Good read especially for those who are deep to appreciate time and living... #tearyeyed #audiobook #greatStorytelling #greatVoiceactors #theybothdieattheend #lastfriend #digdeepertolife #Live

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so good

seriously, this was so good. I don't really know what to say though. the best I can say is just listen to it, it's definitely worth it

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MY HEART!!!

That was perfect in every way!! I was crying by the end! please read this!

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  • Spaceman Stan
  • 2017-09-14

Tear jerker Performance

The tale is a beautiful story of connection and giving life a second chance. It meets all the requisites of a great narration, subtle ruses and emotionally inclined.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-10-03

My heart..

I knew what i was getting myself into when i made the decision to buy this book. What i didnt know is that no matter how much i thought i have prepared myself for it, i wasnt even close.
The title says, they both die in the end, and you know in the back of your mind that eventually they will. However, you get so infatuated by the idea of they could’ve been, and THERE IS NO GOING BACK FROM THERE.
My heart will ache for a very long time, and i am too devistated to write an full review. All i know is that, this book needs to be read. It will stay with you. It will break your heart, and you will allow it, because thats what great stories are supposed to do.
Read it, you wont be sorry.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Jeffrey veals
  • 2018-02-28

You try and prep yourself, but it won't help.....

This book is super emotional for me, because it's reminds me of personal stuff; that being said, I can see people enjoying the book and not having this crazy personal reaction and cry like a baby (like I did). I did say in my title for the review that you know what's going to happen. A book has never just laid it out there like this (as far as I know), but you still can't help falling in love with the two major and all the minor characters. Adam Silvera painted a picture so beautifully with his characters, but also this world. Death-Cast calls every person that is going to die that day between midnight and three. The point is so each individual will have that opportunity to do the things they put off and to say their final goodbyes. Whether, in reality, this is a good thing or not, I'm not even going to say. It's just the world Mr. Silvera puts the reader in.

Mateo and Rufus meet through "The Last Friend" phone application, which gets people who want to just hook up on their last day, one man who claims to have "the cure for death in his pants," people who are not dying who want to be there for others, and many more. Mateo is a very shy and sheltered eighteen-year-old, who feels like he spent his life playing it too safe when he gets the call from Death-Cast. Rufus is in the middle of beating up his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend when he gets the call. When he's doing his own funeral with his foster family and gang, the cops have been called and he's forced to flee his friends in order to not spend his last day in jail. He finds the app and Mateo reaches out to him and they meet. They start their day and do things that are awful and things that are great, but they end up doing things for each other that they never thought could happen.

The voice acting was stellar. I'm a huge fan of Michael Crouch, but this is the first time I've heard Robbie Daymond and Bahni Turpin. All three made this story so wonderful that I gave them 5 stars. As far as my personal rating, I give Michael Crouch an A, Robbie Daymond an A-, and Bahni Turpin a B+. The only reason why I'm giving Ms. Turpin a lower score is that I found parts of her performance to be stilted, but she did have to play everyone else who was not Mateo or Rufus. Still, I think she could've done a slightly better job.

The Book, for me, is going to get a B+, which is a totally different way of judging than how I look at narrators. This book was great and I enjoyed most of it. For me, the books that get 5's or A's in my system only happen 1-3 times a year. This was a solid book and did exactly what it was supposed to do, but I cannot say that it was in the top five. It is definitely something that should be read and I think it shows a version of a M/M relationship that isn't as "offensive" to a conservative audience. While I find LGBT books to be fine in general, I think some can be offended by stupid things like two boys who kiss or something like that. So, this is a book that should be read; it has lessons about regrets, last days, and so much more. I think this book is an important one and I really hope that people can give this book a chance.

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  • Kat
  • 2017-09-11

They Both Die at the End

I will need at least a couple days to process this beautifully heart wrenching novel. This book will stick with me forever and my heart is broken. Once o gather my thoughts, I'm sure I'll have more to say, but I absolutely love this book and everyone should read it.

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  • PeeZee
  • 2017-12-29

Nice quick read

Not a great book but not a bad book either. Interesting fictional subject matter, probably more suitable for a younger reader (teen-young adult). Obviously the end of the book is no secret but getting to their end is interesting enough. Narration was good.

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  • Deanna Kirkland
  • 2017-09-20

100%

i listened to this while i worked as a security guard. looked like a baby.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Troy
  • 2017-09-15

Fantastically emotional

The voice actors are SO perfect for their roles. And the story is so emotional and real and beautiful. Do yourself a favor and give this a listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • LibraryCutie
  • 2017-09-23

AMAZING!

I AM AN EMOTIONAL WRECK. WHAT THE HECK THIS WAS BOTH BRILLIANT AND HEART WRENCHING.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Eric
  • 2018-12-31

Would have been better if they die at the beginning

If your over the age of 35 you’re gonna hate this book, if your under the age of 35 your going to be intrigued, but your interest will fade along with your interest in both of these main characters. The premise of this book and beginning are quite good, but over time I found myself rooting for death to come and end this.

When reaching the climax of this book it fell flat (Spoiler Alert!!!), natural gas has a strong odor so unless Mathew and Dufus (intended) had a bad cold that we just don’t know about they would have smelled gas.

Here’s the thing, Matt and Dufus aren’t gonna fall in love in a day,.. Furthermore, Matt and Dufus wouldn’t even have hung out for more than ten minutes in real life. Dufus who I get it is speaking like a millennial is just annoying, and I mean mad annoying with his vocabulary. It was mad tiring to hear him talk about how mad (fill in the blank) something was.

There are some other interesting characters like the cop that we meet for five minutes and for some reason forget about.

This book made me feel like a group of high school students all submitted a story and this one took the cake.

Lastly, the male narrators did their best on this book and a good job but the female narrator is just terrible. She reminded me of an upset teacher who had to report on a Sunday to read to the class.

I want my nine hours back please.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Knox Hedrick
  • 2018-04-21

The most tragically beautiful story

I literally could not get enough of this book. It was a huge journey of romance and friendship that comes at you in a slow and fantastic burn. I was weeping towards the end.
I would love to see this adapted into a film.
My only complaint spoiler ahead —- I wish mateo and rufus could have expressed there physical love a bit earlier so that mateo didn’t die not knowing what it felt like to have sex. But everything else was perfect. I like love that you aren’t explained why this service knows your death day. That must have taken restraint

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  • amaury
  • 2019-01-09

Sweet.

Une lecture à la fois drôle et triste ; une très belle plume et un sens du suspense très acéré font de ce roman un succès certain auprès de tous ceux qui ont un cœur. A recommandé au lecteur avisé du fait de la force émotionnelle de l’histoire.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful