We Were Liars

E. Lockhart
A beautiful and distinguished family.A private island.A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.A revolution. An accident. A secret.Lies upon lies.True love.The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Read it.And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2017-01-29

I don't know exactly what about this book makes me feel so lackluster towards it. Some combination of the twist feelings more like a cheap literary trick and an exhaustion of reading about rich people problems. If anything, I probably liked it more from listening to the audiobook, instead of having to read the jank and annoying switches in prose. It actually sounded pretty poetic in the audiobook. 

Overall, it just didn't elicit any true passion from me either way.

Reviewed: 2016-11-15

"We Were Liars" by E. Lockhart was one of my favorite books I have read in a while. From the beginning, the author leaves the audience in suspense by not telling the reason for the main character's lack of memory. The book starts off by having the main character, Cadence Sinclair recalling her summers spent on her grandparent’s island with her entire family. The estate belongs to Cadence's grandparents; each house on the island was built for each of their daughters. Cadence retells her love for the island up until summer fifteen. Something tragic happened to Cadence during the summer fifteen on the island. However, no one talks about that summer. It wasn't until Cadence visits the island with her father years later that she began to remember everything that happened that summer.

 

This intriguing book is great for read aloud with classes. It would be ideal for middle and high school students due to the constant setting changes and the author's requirement to remember material from the beginning of the book.

Reviewed: 2015-09-27

Liked, this one. Did not guess the twist at the end, which I always appreciate. That being said it ended up being way more depressing than I thought, but over all well done.

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