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  • ★★★★★-5

Review: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (Spoiler-Free)

I think I need to start by taking one huge exhale because I feel like I was holding my breath during this entire book. Wow. That was honestly amazing, and a perfectly crafted story. Each character and subplot wove their ways throughout the book seamlessly, and everything was put into the story for a reason. It was so cool to see all the little details that carried themselves throughout the story and I honestly think it might need a reread at some point in order for me to catch all of the details. I went into this book a little bit hesitant because I have only read one other Adam Silvera book (History is All You Left Me), and I didn’t love it. However, my experience with this book was infinitely better. I need to read more books from him now! I was hooked on this story from page one. I think the looming knowledge of the inevitability of the deaths of the main character adds so much suspense to this story that it’s almost impossible to put down. I probably would have read this all in one sitting had I had the time. Mateo and Rufus, and every other character in this story, are ones that I will never forget, and I can’t believe that Adam Silvera managed to pack this much character development into a book which takes place in less than one day. Amazing.

This book is simultaneously devastating and incredibly happy, and I cannot wait to read more from this author.

Song I was reminded of while reading: If I Die Young

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