In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day, they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.
This book hit me with the feels, right in the gut. And of course, when you look at the title, it’s obvious why. I loved Mr. Silvera’s writing style and how well he talked about death. All of the characters were so sweet and I loved how all of them stayed true to themselves. The plot was so well written and I loved it so so much and I can’t wait to read more of Mr. Silvera’s writing.
The writing style in this book pulled no punches. I was heartbroken and I wanted Mateo and Rufus to live (it’s not a spoiler)!!! I loved how Mr. Silvera wrote the different POVs of people that we think are unrelated to the story but then turn out to be critical. I loved the way that the story was laid out, with the different parts of the story. I was addicted to Mr. Silvera’s writing and I can’t wait to read more of his books.
The characters broke my heart!!!! In a good way, but still. I loved all of the main characters and the supporting characters. I was so invested in their story and even though I only knew them for a day, I felt like I had known Mateo and Rufus for years. I loved the way that those two interacted with each other and the supporting characters. I would love to name all of them but I don’t have the space to write about all of them and how they changed the story and my thoughts on Death.
The characters’ thoughts on Death rocked my world. Some of them accepted it and some of them fought it to the end. There was also some talk about whether there was an afterlife or not, which I thought was one of the most interesting parts of this book. I loved the way that the characters asked each other what they thought about the theories that they exchanged. I’ve actually thought about Mateo’s theory, but with a few small changes. I think that I enjoyed the fact that they could joke and laugh about death on their End Day.
The plot crushed me and I was so sad when they both died at the end. I was also broken-hearted because of some things that happened before Mateo and Rufus died an untimely death. I loved the way that everyone coped with their deaths, as it seemed very realistic and I understood why they were acting that way. I loved how Mr. Silvera was able to make twenty-four hours last 350 (more or less) pages. This book was very nerve-wracking for me, especially towards the end, but that was one of the many things that made this story unique.
I loved this book so much and I highly recommend it to anyone with a soul. I got the summary from the Library of Congress. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my About page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons