The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Hi, I am Sarah. I am fourteen years old and an avid reader; it is one of my favorite things to do. Inspired by authors’ creations of magnificent places and surprising havens built by simple letters, I aspire to be an author and, meanwhile, nurture the love to write.
If someone told you they could predict the day of your death and call you twenty-four hours before, would you let them? Would you want to know the day you die, to make any last arrangements, to say goodbye? Or would you rather live life as you always have, without the inevitable end looming just overhead?
These are questions Orion Pagan and Valentino Prince—and the entire population of the world they live in—are grappling with. It is July 30th, 2010, and the world is about to change. Or not. Death-Cast, an organization with the supposed power of being able to predict one’s death, is launching at midnight.
Valentino is not planning on dying tonight; he’s only just started living. He has big dreams in a new city with his twin sister, Scarlett. Orion, on the other hand, has been waiting for someone to tell him his heart will fail for years. A writer, he’s only trying to reach the next page in his story. But Death-Cast will change both their lives tonight.
The First to Die at the End (prequel to They Both Die at the End) by Adam Silvera is another powerful, poignant, and intimate story that explores how mortality affects human relationships—and how the compassion of individuals can make all the difference. With complex, well-developed characters and a time span of just one day, this creative novel is certainly a satisfying and thought-provoking read, one I would highly recommend.