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They Both Die at the End
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They Both Die at the End (Paperback)

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From the bestselling author of HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME comes another unforgettable story of life, loss and making each day count On September 5th, 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. Another beautiful, heartbreaking and life-affirming book from the brilliant Adam Silvera, author of History Is All You Left Me (a Zoella Book Club 2017 novel) PRAISE FOR ADAM SILVERA: 'History Is All You Left Me overflows with tenderness and heartache. Even when its hero is screwing up royally, maybe especially then, Silvera's humanity and compassion carve out a space where it's not the falling that's important, it's how you pick yourself back up. There isn't a teenager alive who won't find their heart described perfectly on these pages.' Patrick Ness 'Adam Silvera is a master at capturing the infinite small heartbreaks of love and loss and grief. History Is All You Left Me is a beautiful meditation on what it means to survive devastating loss. This book will make you cry, think, and then cry some more.' Nicola Yoon 'Bold and haunting.' Lauren Oliver on They Both Die At The End 'A phenomenal talent.' Juno Dawson



Children'sFiction & true storiesGeneral fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd Publication Date: 07/09/2017 ISBN-13: 9781471166204  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Adam Silvera was born and raised in the Bronx. He has worked in the publishing industry as a children's bookseller, marketing assistant at a literary development company, and book reviewer of children's and young adult novels. His debut novel, More Happy Than Not, received multiple starred reviews and is a New York Times bestseller, and Adam was selected as a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. He writes full-time in New York City.

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You may recall not that long ago that Adam Silvera reduced me to a puddle of tears with his second novel History is All You Left Me, a sort-of love story between two boys, told in two narrative timestreams where one of them is dead or soon to be. Yes that one. Simon and Schuster kindly sent me over his third novel and I must admit, having just finished History I figured I wasn’t emotionally prepared to read this book based on the title alone. They Both Die at the End is a near-future novel set in New York, where on the 5th of September 2017 two boys – Mateo and Rufus – both get their End Day call from Death-Cast. That means today is the last day they will be alive. Death-Cast don’t appear to know the details, and certainly never share it, but it appears that Mateo and Rufus are both facing the end of their lives at 16 and 17. Mateo is cautious and mostly housebound, terrified for the day his call will come. On his End Day, his father is still hospitalised in a coma and his best friend occupied with her young child. Rufus is brash, swagger, boldness; a member of the foster home gang, The Plutos. His End Day finds him beating up his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, and due to a series of run ins with the cops, he finds himself without his gang for his last day. Both boys come together using the Last Friend app, designed to unite “Deckers” (people due to die that day) for a memorable experience, hoping to find someone to see out their final day with. What follows is a wonderful novel of goodbyes and firsts, of throwing off the shackles of societal embarrassment, for doing what you always wanted to do, who you always wanted to be if you’d only given yourself a chance. I’m not going to reveal whether the title is prophetic or not; needless to say you spend the whole book hoping that it isn’t, as they escape near-deaths and Silvera throws in side-plots to make you doubt the whole experience. Once again, Adam Silvera has created a beautiful novel around the theme of death, but this time his characters face it head on, choosing to see out their last day in style. You will need a box of tissues for this one, though with a linear storyline you won’t be reaching for them every few minutes as I had to with History. I strongly recommend this book. Adam Silvera has once again shown he is the LGTBQ+ YA novelist to look out for this year. I’m going to seek out a copy of More Than Happy, his first novel which was only released in Hardback over here, but I’m going to wait until I’m emotionally prepared again. I know his deal now. What to read next: Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Thank you so much to Simon and Schuster for sending me this copy.

- 10/09/2017
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