They Both Die At The End

Author: Adam Silvera
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: Young Adult, Adventure
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5


When I finally finished this book, it was like a sigh of relief. I felt a bit of mixed feelings because at least they lived their last day as fully as possible but death was literally staring them all in the face all day. There’s one character who was supposed to have gotten the call and I don’t know if she died at the end. Hers was the only story that didn’t finish and that kind of upset me at the end, but everything else resolved.

I would recommend this book to a friend. It’s a reminder to live every day as if you were going to die tomorrow. Unlike in the story, we don’t have someone calling us to let us know that we could die in the next 24 hours. We don’t know when we will die and we shouldn’t wait until we’re about to die to live our life. And also it reminds us to find people who make us feel like we’re living every day of our life.

I keep my photos in black and white because my life lost color after they died.

Rufus, They Both Die At The End

I don’t know if I would put this on my reread pile. But if I was say bored, I would reread it and pass the time. It definitely has low re-readability for me.

It started off a bit slow in the morning. But I guess that’s a theme with a lot of these books, start off slow and slowly build the environment and meet the necessary characters and then blast off in to the story. Sometimes, that’s where the author can lose me. If it takes too long to get a move on, I will walk away and DNF a book. But when it did pick up, it was a great story.

I was on the edge of my seat throughout the story. There were other Deckers stories being told that tied in with our two main characters, Mateo and Rufus. I kept thinking like oh man is this it, is this how they die. No, it’s not, they live. Maybe they will live beyond all odds. But then they don’t and I find a bit of peace from that.

No matter how we choose to live, we both die at the end.

They Both Die At The End

I think Mateo is really relatable as far as his fear of going out in to the world that could kill him and not wanting to do anything that could expedite that. But he slowly comes out of his shell and finally lives. Rufus was a little less relatable for me but his story and his character was still very intriguing. I think the characters could be relatable to people.

It’s a great story and a great reminder to live every day as if you are going to die tomorrow. Don’t live a life you’ll regret not having lived it the way you wanted. Tomorrow is never promised, so live for today.


2022 Reading Goal

Book #6 of 50