They Both Die In The End

Updated: May 19, 2018

By: Adam Silvera BUY BOOK HERE

“No matter how we choose to live, we both die at the end.” If Death-Cast were to call you at midnight, what would you do with the last 24 hours you had to live? Who would you say goodbye to, what would you regret, how would you savor your last few moments? Rufus and Mateo are on their Last Day. They make a Last Friend. They decide to LIVE. The Death-Cast concept immediately fascinated me- a notice of your own death (the book answers all scenario questions I am sure you are asking). I love books where everything is deeply connected by fate and choice, but not in an obvious way. I personally wish I could be warned when I, and others I love, would die. I would be able to say goodbye to the ones I love most and not live in fear of regret.

“I cannot tell you how you will survive without me. I cannot tell you how to mourn me.  I cannot convince you to not feel guilty if you forget the anniversary of my death, or if you realize days or weeks or months have gone by without thinking about me. I just want you to live.”


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.

“Maybe it's better to have gotten it right and been happy for one day instead of living a lifetime of wrongs.”
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