TRCA Nominee Spotlight: "They Both Die at the End" by Adam Silvera

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Monday, April 30, 2018

“Death-cast is calling with the warning of a lifetime – I’m going to die today.”

Have you ever read such an attention-grabbing first sentence? Find it in…

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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.

If you loved Before I Fall and If I Stay, this book is for you. If you never heard of those novels, this book is still for you!

Don’t just take our word for how mesmerizing this book is…

The Critics LOVE it too:

Starred Review from Kirkus! “It’s another standout from Silvera. Engrossing, contemplative, and as heart-wrenching as the title promises.”

Starred Review from Booklist! “Extraordinary and unforgettable.”

Starred Review from Publishers Weekly! “Over the course of an eventful day, these thoughtful young men speak honestly and movingly about their fate, their anger at its unfairness, and what it means to be alive, until their budding friendship organically turns into something more.”

Starred Review from School Library Journal! “Silvera continues to masterfully integrate diversity, disability, and young queer voices into an appealing story with a lot of heart. A must-have for YA shelves.”

  • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
  • A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
  • A Booklist Editors' Choice of 2017
  • A Bustle Best YA Novel of 2017
  • A Paste Magazine Best YA Book of 2017
  • A Book Riot Best Queer Book of 2017
  • A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year
  • A BookPage Best YA Book of the Year

Meet Adam at his website

Follow Adam @AdamSilvera


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