Book review: “They both die at the End” by Adam Silvera

"With lives of their own but a common path, the book leads them in unexpected ways to an inevitable end."
Por Paola Saucedo
Jun 15, 2022

They both die at the end, by Adam Silvera takes places in an alternate universe but explores some of the hardest universal truths we must face every day.
With technological advances that allow you to know the day of your death, Mateo and Rufus are ready to live their last 24 hours in their own way.


With lives of their own but a common path, the book leads them in unexpected ways to an inevitable end.
This is as much as story of grief as it is a love story, and it makes the reader ponder on life, death, and the value of each day.



Despite its heartbreaking themes, the book manages to evoke happiness and hope, and the reader is sure to experience every twist and turn hand in hand with the wonderfully realistic characters. With two Latino queer protagonists, They Both Die at the End is a great read for Pride Month – a time that to many represents journeys of self discovery, love and growth.

Paola Saucedo

Paola Saucedo

Politics & Democracy writer from The Bookish Man.
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