Book review – They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Caidyn's review (1)

They Both Die at the End

3/5

CW: major character deaths, character in a coma, teen pregnancy, physical violence, and the foster system

This is my first ever Adam Silvera book. To be honest, he has so much hype around him as an author that I intended to avoid him because, well, I don’t do hype well. Most of the time, I find the books everyone raves about subpar and uninteresting with bad plots and characters.

Obviously, I liked this book. Sure, I had some issues with it, but I did like it.

I’ll do a semi-quick bullet review for my pros and cons.

First, the pros:

  • Very interesting premise.
  • I liked both Mateo and Rufus. They both had such heart to them and they felt like real people.
  • The side-characters were also fun.
  • I got a bit emotional at the end.

Next, the cons:

  • Many POVs. It reminded me of other books that try to be *~deep~* by being semi-omniscient.
  • Really dragged in the middle.
  • The romance felt tacked on and could have been cut out. I would rather read about two friends living their last day together without them becoming a couple in love.
  • The part with Rufus’s drama was pointless and didn’t add anything to the story.

Overall, I liked the book. I would check out another of Silvera’s stuff — I’m planning on trying What If It’s Us? at some point — but he’s not a top priority by any means. Equal amount of pros and cons to the book, but I think it could have been better.


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