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 and to live a lifetime in a single day.
Okay, I have so many feels about this novel. The book is so beautifully written by Adam and I loved every minute of it. This is my first time reading an Adam Silvera book and I fell in love with his writing.
You have two MCs Mateo and Rufus. Mateo has lost his mother during childbirth and his father is currently in a coma when Mateo gets the death-cast call. He struggles to leave his apartment and turns to the last friend’s app to hopefully spend his last day living to do something meaningful and exciting.
Rufus just lost his parents and sister a few months ago and was moved to a foster care home. Rufus is beating up his ex-girlfriends boyfriend peck when he gets the death-cast call. He struggles to accept his fate at first, then he has his funeral and almost gets arrested by the cops because of Peck. He is running and uses the last friend’s app to hopefully find someone who he can go out with and enjoy his last day.
These two boys find each other through the app and set off on an adventure helping each other say goodbye and breaking out to do things they haven’t done before. You get to see both of them face their fears and overcome emotions that they would have never done if they didn’t know they were going to die. It was hard seeing them go through everything they went through and the struggles that they had already been through, but at the same time, you get to see them grow and be the people they have always wanted to be.
I have never had a book teach me a life lesson before. Adam’s book taught me to stop being so worried and overthink things, to live in the moment and enjoy your life now and not put off the things you want to do. Adam has a way of writing this story that put things in perspective for me personally. It shows that even if you worried or afraid of something or about something, to do it anyway because you may not have tomorrow to do it. This novel also showed me that you need to show the people that mean the most to you that you love them and care about them. Again, I’ve never had a book teach me these lessons before, I took them to heart as I was reading.
I truly hope that you order this book and enjoy reading it as I did. it is truly encouraging and beautifully written.
My Favorite Lines in the book.
“Fast-Forward five years when Death-Cast came into the picture and suddenly everyone was awake at their own funerals. Having the chance to say goodbye before you die is an incredible opportunity.”
“Death is inevitable for everyone and its absolute for me today.”
“I’m going to reach out. There’s nothing risky about hello.”
“You shouldn’t donate to charity, help the elderly cross the street, or rescue puppies in the hopes you’ll be repaid later.”
“I’m holding myself back. I’ve spent years living safely to secure a longer life and look where that’s gotten me, I’m at the finish line, but I never ran the race.”
“Remeber how he was nervous about coming out to us because he didn’t wanna stop sharing a room with us since we had so much fun? That’s someone who wants to be in my life. And I wanna be there for his. However much of it is left.”
“He lived for Everyone”
If these lines don’t get you to read the book, I don’t know what will.