Friday Reads: They Both Die at the End

Friday Reads

Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.

This week’s book: They Both DIe at The End

They Both Die at the EndTitle: They Both Die at the End
Author: Adam Silvera
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
Publication Date: September 5, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 and to live a lifetime in a single day.

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I started this book yesterday, and I have been having a hard time putting it down! Books about friendship are always favourites of mine and the way it is told in multiple POVs is perfect. I am looking forward to discovering what happens at the end, but I am also certain that I will need a box of tissues.

Book Beginning:

Death-Cast is calling with the warning of a lifetime—I’m going to die today. Forget that, “warning” is too strong a word since warnings suggest something can be avoided, like a car honking at someone who’s crossing the street when it isn’t their light, giving them the chance to step back; this is more of a heads-up.

Friday 56:

I go into my closet and pull out the blue-and-gray flannel shirt Lidia got me for my birthday, then put it on over my white T-shirt. I haven’t worn it outside yet. The shirt is how I get to keep Lidia close today.

About Adam Silvera

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Adam Silvera is the New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not, History Is All You Left Me, and They Both Die at the End. His next book What If It's Us is co-written by Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) and releases on October 9th, 2018.
He writes full-time in New York City and is tall for no reason.

26 thoughts on “Friday Reads: They Both Die at the End

  1. Kym says:

    We just ordered just They Both Die at the End in my library. I’m dying to read it (no pun intended), but I’m not ready to be super sad. Happy reading.

  2. Chris A. says:

    I started this through audiobook, and it was so interesting and cool (except the death announcement part). I’m loving it so far but I heard it will probably wreck you in the end. I might need all my composure for that.

  3. RAIN @ The Withering says:

    The title is just sooo………sooo…..SOOOO…..uhhhh…..It just makes me want to pull the book out of the screen and start reading it RIGHT NOW! 😂

    And this meme sounds interesting. Can anyone do it? Ir you have to be like…..idk nominated or sonething? I have never done any memes so I don’t know any rules or such! 😅

    And hey, you have a LOVELY blog here. ☺☺☺

  4. Raven @ Dreamy Addictions says:

    Recently, I’ve been seeing mixed reviews on this book but I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! I have this book in my tbr so I’ll look forward to hear your full thoughts on it. Hope you enjoy the rest of the book and Happy Reading! 🙂

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