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Summary

A love story with a difference—an unforgettable tale of life, loss and making each day count in the international number one best-selling book of TikTok fame, clocking up 80 million views and counting.

On 5th September, 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.

Another beautiful, heart-breaking and life-affirming book from the brilliant Adam Silvera, author of More Happy than Not, History Is All You Left Me, What If It's Us, Here's to Us and the Infinity Cycle series.

©2017 Adam Silvera (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, UK

Critic reviews

"There isn't a teenager alive who won't find their heart described perfectly on these pages." (Patrick Ness, author of The Knife of Never Letting Go)

"Adam Silvera is a master at capturing the infinite small heartbreaks of love and loss and grief." (Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything)

"A phenomenal talent." (Juno Dawson, author of Clean and Wonderland)

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heartbreakingly beautiful

*sobs* life isn't fair and this story translated that beautifully definitely worth listening to.

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  • 17-05-22

A good concept but a bit boring

It was a good idea and had promise but it didn't grip me. I was sometimes irritated by the characters.

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Powerful story, heartbreaking ending

A great subversion of its genre, to the last sentence you fight against the inevitable odds, it’s gripping and gorgeous.

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So so

I was hoping it would take off or reel me in emotionally but I just didn't feel this one.

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Beautiful yet heartbreaking

I’ve listened to many audible books but this is the first time I’ve ever felt I needed to leave a review. This is probably one of (if not the most) beautiful yet heartbreaking stories I’ve ever read. First the gut wrenching emotion when they find out they are dying, then the build up of their friendship, finally the ending of them passing. This is a book which will stay with me forever and has really touched me. Give this a go, you won’t regret it (but have the tissues ready).

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A really well written band performed story

a terrifying concept brought to life in a heart warming way. hope the characters got the afterlife they wanted.

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Haunting

Very interesting listen- I was immediately invested in the 2 main characters & enjoyed it. Possibly just SLIGHLTY obvious what was going to happen but found I couldn't put this down. Haunting at times!

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Deeply heart wrenching but uplifting

If you are asking yourself whether you should read a book you already know the ending to, the answer is YES! Heartbreaking yet beautiful and poignant, this book will inspire you to live your best life.

In the not so distant future, a midnight call from a service called Death Cast will politely inform you that you are going to die that day. Not when precisely, or why or how - but it WILL happen and there is nothing you can do to avoid it. Mateo and Rufus are teenage boys who receive just such a call and in an intricate web of connecting characters, they set about to make their last 24 hours count.

Fantastic performances from all the actors and one of the best books I've listened to on Audible.

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I loved this it was suspenseful and sort of sad at the same time love it

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They both die at the end

This book is the best book I’ve read (I had a physical copy with me that I was following along with) by far. The story, the characters, even though I knew how it would end, it didn’t prepare me for what happened. I love it, to anyone who is even slightly interested GO FOR IT you’ll find yourself crying over fictional characters in a few hours.

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  • 02-05-22

good book

I like the book a lot, i feel in love with the characters, but i did find it hard to follow along at times, it jumped from one character perspective to another with out warning. but other than that I loved this book.

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  • 22-11-21

This book was incredible to listen to. Easy to follow along and had many lessons.

The narration and storyline were both incredible. The novel made me think about the world in ways I haven’t before and made me realize that we need to live every day as if it’s our last.