In a futuristic New York City, a company known as the Death-Cast calls Mateo and Rufus to let them know that they will die within the next 24 hours. Through the Last Friend app, Mateo and Rufus meet each other, hoping that they will be able to live a memorable End Day with a friend. They come from vastly different backgrounds and are haunted by their own regrets, but they share something in common—both of them are faced with the challenge of living an entire lifetime in a single day. It is up to them how they choose to live their last day to the fullest.

I enjoyed reading this book because the moments throughout the book felt very raw. It's heartbreaking when the audience learns that Mateo and Rufus have to die young. The boys both wish that they could've known that their lives would be cut short earlier but it's too late to turn back time; Death Cast has already called. Although author Adam Silvera hinted at the ending in the title of the book, I still found myself hoping that somehow Mateo and Rufus would be able to escape their horrid fates as I read the book. However, after finishing this book, my perspective changed and I realized that Mateo and Rufus's ending did not matter as much as their beautiful journey did.

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