Reviews by Tag: death

Teen Review
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End

By Adam Silvera
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Bella Paul
May 13, 2024

Adam Silvera’s They Both Die at the End is a Young Adult, LGBT novel that recounts the final hours of main characters Mateo and Rufus’ lives after being informed that they only have 24 hours to live. Confronted by this daunting news, both characters are forced to confront their fears and regrets as they set off together to fulfill their final wishes.

Teen Review
Whichwood

Whichwood

By Tahereh Mafi
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Leilani G.
May 13, 2024

Many avid readers of today may know author Tahereh Mafi, creator of the Book Tok-popular series, Shatter Me. While I love Shatter Me as much as the next person, I have another book that I believe to be Mafi’s most eloquent work.

Teen Review
The Book Thief book cover

The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Victoria O.
Mar 18, 2024

The Book Thief is a historical fiction book by Markus Zusak. The book takes place in Germany during WWII and is narrated by Death. After the death of Liesel's brother and being separated from her mother, Liesel is taken in by a foster family just outside of Munich. Using a book she found in the snow, Liesel learns to read and becomes very close with her foster father, Hans. As the war progresses, Liesel's family hides a Jew in their basement, and Liesel will go to extreme lengths to defend him.

Teen Review
You've Reached Sam book cover

You've Reached Sam

By Dustin Thao
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Likhita
Dec 14, 2023

You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao is a young adult romance novel. 16-year-old Julie is still grieving from the loss of her boyfriend, Sam and it doesn’t help that some people blame her for his death. She makes up her mind to stop thinking about him and throws out his stuff, but after reading a message that Sam left for her in the yearbook, she tries to call him. Little did she know that he would pick up.

Teen Review
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End

By Adam Silvera
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Grace K.
Dec 7, 2022

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera is a style of writing that I've never seen before.
Initially, I thought that the title giving away the ending would make it difficult to stay interested in
the plot. But, I was proven very wrong. This book takes you through a roller coaster of emotions
as it jumps through lots of action and adventure with the main characters. The whole time you're
reading it feels like there's a ticking clock counting down until the end, and as you get closer the

Teen Review
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End

By Adam Silvera
Star Rating
★★★

Rated by
Sahavi B.
Sep 13, 2022

Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio are complete strangers but they both have one thing in
common, they're dying today. In a world where everyone knows when they're going to die.
Rufus and Mateo want to go out with a bang. They can do that by making one last friend in
there final hours. The last friend app will help them do that. They're about to meet up and have “
one last great adventure, to live a lifetime in a single day”.

Teen Review
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End

By Adam Silvera
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Addy
Sep 12, 2022

This adventure fiction book by Adam Silvera was definitely one of the best books I have ever
read. It all begins when two total strangers get a call from Death Cast saying they are going to
die in the next 24 hours. Both download an app that finds them a best friend to live out the last
hours of their life. They set out on a mission to live a lifetime in one day together. This is a
wonderful book told by many different perspectives that merge into one plot for one amazing
book

Teen Review
Scythe by Neal Schusterman

Scythe

By Neil Shusterman
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Sophie G.
Sep 6, 2022

Scythe by Neil Shusterman is the story of Citra and Rowan, who live in a world without disease,
hunger, injury, or death. In order to prevent overpopulation, Scythes end the lives of random
citizens. Citra and Rowan are chosen as apprentices to a scythe and must learn the ways of
scythes. Neither wants to be a scythe, as scythes are feared by many. In order to survive, the
two must take on the dreaded responsibility of killing others. This book was absolutely brilliant.

Teen Review
I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

I’m Glad My Mom Died

By Jennette McCurdy
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Mariam S.
Sep 3, 2022

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy is a memoir recounting the actress’s
childhood through her twenties, with a focus on her relationship with her mother. Though likely
surprising to her millions of fans, the iCarly and Sam & Cat star never wanted to act. With a
narcissistic mother who had dreamed of being a child star and plenty of money issues in the
family, Jennette was forced to fulfill both her mother’s dream as well as become the

Teen Review
 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Midnight Library

By Matt Haig
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Amanda
Aug 26, 2022

We really don’t know what the afterlife is like. Each religion has their belief and there are
stories of people who have caught a glimpse, but we never truly know for ourselves until we
experience it. In Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library the reader is offered another possibility: what
if there is a space between life and death where you have the chance to experience a turn you
didn’t take or an opportunity you missed? Starting with a list of regrets, you get to experience

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