We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


Book: We were Liars by E. Lockhart

Publisher: Delacorte Press
Date Published: May 13th, 2014
Source: e-ARC
Date Started: May 13th, 2014
Date Finished: May 19th, 2014
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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.

 

Greetings all! Life has been kind of hectic lately, but I have some exciting book reviews coming up! I checked out about 7 books from the library, and I’m eager to get them all read. I also have a few ARCs to get done, so I’ll have reviews up for that as well. I’m really behind on my goodreads book challenge, and I would like to remedy that immediately. So summer of reading, here I come!

So I was always unsure whether I wanted to read We Were Liars or not. It was towards the top of my list of my e-ARCs, but sometimes my library books take precedence because I have to get them back to the library in a timely manner. But I’m glad I decided to take a break from my library books and read this book. The ending, just blew me away.

This book is a mystery. It is about a girl named Cadence, or Cady who tries to figure out what happened to her during an accident when she was 15. Her family is filthy rich, and the parents always fight over the inheritance. But as Cady learns the truth, the story gets more complicated. If you read this book, I recommend not giving any hints as to what happens in the end. The surprise at the end is totally worth waiting for. This is one of those books that is difficult to explain, and so reading it for yourself is the best option.

I don’t think I’m going to give a full review on this, analyzing what happened in the book and who the characters were. I think thats all part of the suspense, and I don’t want to give it away. This book is like a dirty secret you want to keep hidden. I want other readers to discover the truth of this dirty secret themselves. But I will say this: This book was really suspenseful. I was on edge trying to finish the book so I could discover the truth of everything. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was turned into a movie. I believe the ending would be fantastic for viewers. And the way that the story unravels, is fantastic. The story is set up in a way where 18 year old Cady goes through day to day, just trying to make it, and then when she remembers a memory about the summer where she had an accident, you are taken back to that summer, and live it out. Its fantastic, and I never got lost once. The story line was done in a meticulous way, and was done wonderfully.

If you’re looking for a summer mystery book, then this is the one for you. Its a quick read that will have you on the edge, and would be perfect for reading on the beach or something.

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