They Both Die at the End

Adam Silvera

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ romance young adult
emotional reflective slow-paced

373 pages | first published 2017

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.

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Moods

emotional 89%
sad 83%
reflective 53%
inspiring 35%
dark 30%
adventurous 25%
hopeful 23%
funny 21%
tense 13%
challenging 8%
lighthearted 5%
mysterious 4%
relaxing 1%
informative 0%

Pace

medium 54%
fast 28%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 71% | A mix: 23% | Plot: 2% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 2% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 2% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 10% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

4.11