I saw a lot of hype around this book when it was released and picked it up about a year ago and it has been sat unloved on TBR waving at me. Well, booktok turned on my dear Reader and this book has taken over my fyp okay universe I heard you. I am an idiot for letting it sit there yes, I am I will confess dear Reader.
I loved this book it is so full of heart it tackles friendship, mortality, and most importantly, what it truly means to live in the moment. I don’t think I would like to live in a world where you get a phone call going “Hi sorry you are going to die today” okay I’m slightly paraphrasing but hey it’s the gist of the phone call. I don’t think I would find any comfort in knowing my death was coming. I prefer my current life choice of waking up and trying to work out If my anaphylaxis is going to get me.
This book at its core is about becoming the person you want to be without fear holding you back. Imagine one day getting a phone call saying you are going to die in the next 24 hours. Personally, I don’t think I would take the news as well as Mateo and Rufus I don’t think I would be able to go out and seize the day. I think I would be lost in a downward spiral of overthinking and my brain would shift focus to all of the memories I had deprived myself of. How many friendships that you took for granted? The opportunities you missed to reinvent yourself because insecurity crept in. It would be such a downward spiral.
They Both Die at the End makes you question your own mortality and makes you morbidly question, if you knew today was your last day would you be happy with the life you lived? This is a question that I have asked myself numerous times over the past couple of years since my allergy disorder kicked off. This book felt almost therapeutic to me in the same way Broken Hearts & Zombie Parts by William Hussey did.
Famous last words I sent to The Other Lauren while reading this book oh I’ve only got the last 50 pages left how bad can it be. Dear Reader, them 50 pages hit me right in the feels like full on Kim K crying. I didn’t think there could be that much hurt hidden in 50 pages and here Adam just proved me wrong.
In this book Adam shows us what it truly means to experience family, love, friendship, & self-discovery and what it means to real live.