By Adam Silvera
A story about life, love, and what to make of it all – you only live once, after all, so you may as well make the very best of it.
Genre: Contemporary/Science Fiction
Recommended Age Level: 14+
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.
This book somehow rips your heart out and puts it back together at the same time, and it is a form of sorcery I have yet to decipher. In this story, you follow Rufus Emeterio and Mateo Torrez on the day that they are both told they are going to die – they become friends, and they help each other in ways they never could have imagined. You also get snippets of other people's perspectives, some on their last days, some not, and they all tie together beautifully in the end. This book is a beautiful take on why it is so important to live life like it's short, because in the end, it is.
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