They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So, as you would expect, they both die at the end. Truthfully I wasn’t really amazed by this book. It seemed like a toned down/more complicated (in a bad way) version of The Sun Is Also A Star. At first I couldn’t tell if the two boys were gay and by the time they kissed, it seemed almost like it was sprung on the reader and had come out of nowhere. I think it would have been better to just keep the boys as friends instead of boyfriends. The story other than that was ok, I got the concept of Deckers and the Death Call thing pretty easily, but I think it was a little far fetched that not one person was able to find a way to stop their death if they knew it was coming. So yeah, meh is my overall sentiment for the book. The characters were ok; Mateo was cute in a babyish way, but I kind of feel like this book didn’t develop them enough so the readers couldn’t relate or form a connection with the characters. So by the time Mateo died I didn’t really feel sad… god that sounds terrible of me… Anyway, if I’m completely honest the book just seemed kind of flat. Nothing good happened, it was basically all down hill from the moment the book started. I also didn’t like Rufus at all because he was violent at the beginning. I know he said to himself that he wasn’t usually violent, but in books, actions speak louder than words. I think that if he had been just yelling at the guy it wouldn’t have been so bad. The only part that made me even a little sad in this book was the concept that Mateo’s dad was going to wake up from his coma without his son. I also didn’t 100% understand what happened to Rufus at the end (he was hit by a car right?) I’m not the best at reading thru the lines, as my Long Way Down review proves.
Anyway, the real reason I read this book was for the Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge, which I will be participating in this summer. This book was for the ‘Armchair traveler: Read a book set in a destination you want to visit’ requirement and there will be more books for this challenge to come, so keep a look out for my next review.

Armchair traveler: Read a book set in a destination you want to visit