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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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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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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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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.

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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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100%

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

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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.

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AMAZING!

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

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Absolutely Incredible

This is by far one of the best books I've read/listened to in a very long time. The narrators were great, the story was great, and I just hope I can find something as good to listen to in the future.

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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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Wow!

This book isn’t what I thought it would be. I am so delighted to have shared Rufus and Mateo’s final day with them. Humbled even. Just listen and be amazed.

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  • Helen Cartledge
  • 04-14-18

Incredible

I don't know what to say, it's absolutely incredible. it's perfect and I cannot rate this book high enough.

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  • Hannah
  • 04-06-18

This book made me ball my eyes out.

The first book to make me cry. Please everyone read it. Specifically, LISTEN TO THIS AUDIOBOOK.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-05-18

My new favourite book

This is the most beautiful book I have ever experienced. It was touching and heart breaking but yet deeply fulfilling. The narration was perfect and I cannot put all my feelings into words. I finished it in a day which kinda seems appropriate now that I think of it, but simply because I couldn't stop listening to it. I fell in love with the characters, made even better by the amazing narration. I think this is my new favourite book. I recommend it massively. Please read it.

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  • Nick Simms
  • 03-31-18

Listen this alone with no distractions

What made the experience of listening to They Both Die at the End the most enjoyable?

Finding out I could fall in love with two fictional characters and feel as though I had lost two of my dearest friends at the end

What did you like best about this story?

Its devastatingly emotional experience dotted with equal amounts of love, happiness and grief

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

Matteo Torres....performed by Michael Crouch

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

An unmissable, heart wrenching recount of true love.....all too late....

Any additional comments?

I have never , ever cried so much during and after reading/finishing a novel. I have listened it fully twice and don't have the emotional strength (yet) to listen again.

Adam Silvera reaches a level of human emotion I have only felt in real life....albeit without the death and loss.

Pure brilliance from such a young author. I cannot recommend this novel any more highly.

Please be prepared for sleepless nights and have plenty of tissues available....it will break your heart truly

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-31-18

amazing, loved this book

feel like i need more of this book, wish it didnt have an ending. finnished it iness then a week.

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  • Luke
  • 03-22-18

Moving and Inspiring

I had forgotten I’d downloaded this book. I had just finished listening to Mythos by Stephen Fry and I was about to head to the online store to download something new when I saw this.

I clicked on it and what unfolded spoke to me on another level. The characters felt so real and I haven’t cried to a book like this since The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

The only thing I can say about the talent of Adam Silvera is that, he made me feel that there was a chance that the characters could survive, in a book entitled ‘They Both Die At The End’; if that isn’t the definition of great story telling.. then I don’t know what is.

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  • Shayney
  • 03-20-18

Was hooked to the very end!

I was hooked, listening to the very end. Quite an emotional concept with the age of the two main characters and the storyline. I couldn't stop listening. I found myself wanting to do household chores, to listen more to the story. Definitely highly recommend. And the way it ended. I'm not usually a fan, but with the way this book is set up, it's perfect.

The voice narrations are perfection for the portrayals of each of the characters. Amazing.

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  • Phil
  • 02-18-18

Devastating, funny, beautiful.

Beautiful and thought provoking. Quite unlike anything I have read before.
This book will stay with me for a long time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-15-18

So amazing

I absolutely loved this audiobook it went so quick .i love the characters and I got so involved in the story and I felt like I was there.it was so touching and I really recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-08-18

Heavy thought provoking and beautiful

Simple but cleverly designed story that will force you to ponder about life. Heavy topic but intrinsically beautiful. Brought me to tears

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-18

devastation worth listening to

Such a deep and worthwhile consideration of what the spectre of death can encourage us to be

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-08-18

They both die at the end

I really enjoyed this book ‘they both die at the end’.. Adam Silvera has written this book so well I wouldn’t like it any other way. It draws you in and you can really put yourself in the character’s shoes. You feel many emotions while listening to this book, I laughed out loud a lot and cried in some parts too. Inspirational quotes and messages awaits for you to listen, understand and learn. ( I think is suitable from 12-200 year olds, really great range)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-18

Deep breaths

So. Fucking. Sad.
MY BOYS WILL LIVE ON ETERNALLY.
Read this for something amazing, sad and realistic as all shit.