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Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred - 25 May 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred - 25 May 2023 - Page 7

‘They Both Die at the End’ by Adam Silvera

One of Iran’s bestsellers this week is ‘They Both Die at the End’ by Adam Silvera, originally published in 2017.
Adam Silvera’s wildly popular novel is a poignant and thought-provoking young adult novel that explores the themes of mortality, friendship, and living life to the fullest. The book follows two teenage boys, Mateo and Rufus, who receive a call from Death-Cast informing them that they will both die within the next 24 hours. The two boys decide to spend their last day together, experiencing new things and forming a deep connection.
Silvera’s writing is raw and emotionally charged, drawing readers into the story and making them feel as though they are experiencing the characters’ emotions firsthand. The premise of the book is unique and captivating, making it difficult to put down once you start reading.
The characters of Mateo and Rufus are well-developed and relatable, making it easy for readers to empathize with their struggles and root for them throughout the book. The bond that forms between them is heartwarming and genuine, adding an extra layer of emotional depth to the story.
While the title may suggest a predictable ending, Silvera manages to keep readers on their toes until the very last page. The book is a reminder to cherish every moment and live life to the fullest, even when faced with the inevitability of death. Perhaps that’s why it has struck a chord with so many readers worldwide, including Iran.
An interesting comment found on an online bookshop by Nadia A. reads, “It’s true that the book is intended for the young adult age group, but in my opinion, reading it can be enjoyable and worthwhile for adults as well in order to cherish every moment of life. Overall, it was an interesting book. Although I accidentally ordered this book, I do not regret reading it.”
‘They Both Die at the End’, currently rated 3.8 out of 5 on Goodreads, is a powerful and thought-provoking novel that will stay with readers long after finishing it. Silvera’s writing is honest and heartfelt, making this a must-read for anyone looking for a moving and impactful story.

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