Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We Were Liars: By 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 heartbreaking, breathtaking, and utterly unforgettable. 

Based on the number of reviews on Amazon it appears I'm a bit late to the party as to realizing how amazing this book is, but I honestly must say We Were Liars is a fantastic book that will leave readers sobbing and shocked with its conclusion.

E. Lockhart has done an amazing job creating a story that wraps you up from the first page, and not only doesn't let you go, but also morphs in on itself, changing into a completely different tale, yet at the same time improving upon itself all the time.

Of course none of this could have maintained the attention of the readers if the characters were not so well crafted.

Of course even more brilliant was Lockhart's decision (and said execution of) using fairy tales to convey Cadence's feelings towards the characters in the story at any given time. When her anger was directed at the way her aunts bickered over the inheritance, how her love was ostracized from the family, to her anger towards her grandfather, herself, or just resolution of tragedy itself. These fairy tales helped drive home 

All in all, I loved We Were Liars. It was strong, heartfelt, and crafted in a way that left me guessing as to which way the story was going to turn next, leaving me only to say that I highly recommend it.


Publisher: Delacorte Press

Published: May 13, 2014

Price: $17.99
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1 comment:

  1. It's a book you'll NEED to read again right after you finish it. And you'll enjoy it twice as much the second time around. You'll be awed that you did not see this coming. Sigh. I wish books like this one came around more often.

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