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.