Started: Aug 7, 2016 | Finished: Aug 13, 2016
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Published by Delacorte Press on May 13, 2014
Genre: YA, Contemporary/Mystery
Book Edition: Hardcover
No. of times read: 1
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.
I wasn't sure about this book when I first started it, but I quickly got into and it was captivating as the main character, Cady, tries to uncover the truth about what happened one summer at her family's private island.
For the most part, I liked Cady and I like the way the story was written by E. Lockhart in that because it was a mystery to Cady, it was a mystery for us and we were along the ride with her, learning as she does throughout the book. I also really loved the "Liars" and their dynamic with each other, each of them had their own uniqueness.
The ending!! Without saying anything, it was quite shocking! I wasn't expecting it, and then as I read it and how it all unfolded, it made sense to me. I'm not sure yet whether I liked it or not, but it was one of those twists that even if you hated it, it still left you gripping to find out more and because of that I thought it was a good twist, if that makes sense.
I enjoyed this book, it was an easy read but a good one. I really liked the way the writer wrote this story, and I'd love to read more from her in the future.