Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.
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.
I have this habit of picking a book based on the cover or hearing people talk about it, at times I don’t even know what is is about when I start it and I haven’t read the back cover. This seems crazy I know but once I’ve decided on a book it doesn’t really matter anyway I won’t be able to let go of the book until I have at least tried to read it.
This was definitely one of those books. I heard good things about this one and at some point I decided to read it. I had no idea what I was getting into but this book was like nothing I had ever read. This is a beautiful but devastating story of two lives that both get the Death-Cast call telling them they will die sometime in the next 24 hours. Their worlds collide and they try to make the most of every last moment. Through an App called the Last friend app they meet and live their last day in a way they haven’t lived their whole lives. I really did love this dark,unique, but beautiful story.
I’ve not read anything quite like it before or since. It was a definite book hangover for me. You hold out hope for these two and you find yourself rooting for them and that’s what gets you in the end…that hope. But hey it does warn you.