Random House / Delacorte Press
May 13, 2014
Source: egalley from the publisher
New York Times bestselling author John Green describes We Were Liars as "thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart . . . utterly unforgettable."
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.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
This book was a stunning.
I was immediately sucked into the story.
We Were Liars is a beautifully written suspense novel that entrances the audience.
Cady drew me in and the rest of the liars kept me hanging on. The book didn't seem like a mystery, which added to the intrigue. I was curious to find out where it was going and what we would learn as Cady recovered her memories.
Lockhart created a backdrop of bliss to play this twisted story upon. On the surface, everything seems beautiful. The water reflects the beauty, but soon, ripples appear. Cascading doubt, fear, and lies into this beautiful beautiful family. Old money, power, and vanity all tie this story into it's tight little bundle of lies.
Questions float on the surface while their answers lie in the depths. What is Cady hiding? Why can't she remember? Why are the liars acting so strange? What about the Aunts?
All these questions are answered as We Were Liars is unwrapped.
The poetic writing was incredibly descriptive and engaging. Beautiful writing skills enhanced this novel.
Overall this was an incredible read that I finished within a mere 48hrs.
About the author
E. LOCKHART is the author of four books about Ruby Oliver: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends. She also wrote Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, and How to Be Bad (the last with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle). Her novel, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, was a Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and recipient of the Cybils Award for Best Young Adult Novel.
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