Daily Monday

This book made me appreciate life a bit more

I think The Fault in Our Stars was the last tragedy book I read before I stopped reading novels altogether due to university life. I only got back into reading recently since I got my hands on a new Kindle device and decided to purchase a couple of titles since I was bored. And this one got me hooked.

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.

Source: Goodreads

Despite the grim title, this particular book by Adam Silvera actually revolves around living. Although the characters all die at the end (yes, the title was not a joke), the story portrays how they live their final day. How they were all more alive before the day they knew that they were gonna die. I also love how it shows different perspectives on living and dying from the side characters and how their actions lead to one event and another. It’s heart-wrenching, devastating, yet uplifting at the same time. I felt empty after finishing this but at the same time I feel something change in the way I think, although it may be something small and momentary.

I’m not gonna pinpoint the negative parts of this book and critique it because: 1) I’m not a book critique and 2) There were a lot more positive parts than the negative ones (IMO). Definitely give this a try if you like how the premise sounds and if you don’t mind LGBTQ.

Overall, I love this story and this is definitely going to be something I’m going to reread in the future.

Author

Rin

A 22 y.o child at heart and office worker. Spends most of her free time browsing YouTube and playing RPG games. Has an attention span of 3 seconds and sucks at organizing her thoughts.

1 comment

  1. Since you seem to enjoy this book, I downloaded the audiobook from the local library here! I look forward to listening to it (since I’m slow at reading, but wanting to know about it, I figured this would be the best alternative!)

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