“They Both Die At The End” review

Presley Luther, MVC Writer

“People have their time stamps on how long you should know someone before earning the right to say it, but I wouldn’t lie to you no matter how little time we have. People waste time and wait for the right moment and we don’t have that luxury. If we had our entire lives ahead of us I bet you’d get tired of me telling you how much I love you because I’m positive that’s the path we were heading on. But because we’re about to die, I want to say it as many times as I want–I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you,” written by Adam Silvera in “They Both Die at the End.”

This book is centered around two main characters, Mateo and Rufus, as they go through a chaotic last day of life. The two teens are notified that their lives will end in 24 hours. The story then follows the two teens as they spend their last day on Earth together. This book is very beautifully written and an overall great book to read, however, there were a couple of times when the plot was lacking a little. 

Readers who enjoy dystopian and LGBTQ+ books should definitely give this story a read. The author made me fall in love with the characters and the compatibility they have with each other. I enjoyed seeing how these two characters came together throughout the book and made an incredible bond throughout the story. I especially enjoyed the way this writer writes his stories. I felt as if I was in the story myself and could imagine the entire plot in my head. The romance and connection I sensed with these two throughout the book was incredible. 

Readers who enjoyed this book should definitely check out the Prequel “The First to Die at the End” which was recently published by Adam Silvera. Any readers who enjoyed books like “It Ends with Us” written by Collen Hoover, or “The Song of Achillies” written by Madeline Miller should definitely give “They Both Die at the End” a read.