Format: ebook, 240 pages.
Goodreads Summary: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 New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
Thoughts: I’m just going to say what everyone else has been saying. You’ll get the best reading experience if you go into this story knowing absolutely nothing. That’s what I did, and I ended up loving this story. More than anything, the writing was exquisite and at times poetic. The author has a way of writing so it feels like you’ve read 150 pages as opposed to 30. Most people dislike dense books, but it worked perfectly for this one. All of the details that E. Lockhart uses throughout the novel are so precise and clearly planned out. When you find out the Truth everything suddenly comes together and it all makes sense. I was so invested in the characters that I didn’t even pick up on the twist.
The thing about this book though is that readers will either love it or be disappointed. I have multiple friends who said they were able to guess the ending right away and that ruined it. However they said that the story itself was still enjoyable. Personally, We Were Liars was a gem and I could definitely see myself re-reading it again. Give it a try.
If you have read it and anyone asks you how it ends, just lie.
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