They Both Die at the End is one of the most emotionally raw novels I’ve read in a long time. It makes no illusions as to how heartbreaking it’s going to be – it’s right there in the title. Even so, there were bright moments of hope and an overarching theme of finding yourself and living your life to its fullest extent.
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.