We Were Liars
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A New York Times Bestseller
One of James Patterson's "Favorite Thrillers for the Beach" (New York Times)
"Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents." —Wall Street Journal
"A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten." —Parade.com
"Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars
"You’re going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending." —Breia Brissey, Entertainment Weekly
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.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
"An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing." —New York Times Book Review
"No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is...[Lockhart's] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic." —The Chicago Tribune
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A special gem
Magically fantastic. My daughter bought the hardcover a few days after release and only 12 days later four of our family have enthusiastically devoured it. No book has ever made the rounds that fast. Must read.
Deep and intricate, wonderfully written but slightly disappointed in the ending. Not a fan of unrealistic fiction, a different plot twist would have been preferred. That's all I can say without giving everything away!
Haunting, Riveting, and just so Beautiful
I get how some might not enjoy the ending, HOWEVER, I thought it was as close to perfect as it could be (I don't believe in perfection).
I read the book in less than four hours (then spent another hour talking nonstop about it ☺️). The writing and the way it flowed so well throughout the whole book made it just impossible to put down. The characters were great and had believable and enthralling development behind them that surmounts to the story and makes it so that the reader becomes completely absorbed into the cold and material world of the Sinclairs, and in particular the Liars who despise it.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who liked Broken by C.J. Lyons or Six Months Later by Natalie Richards (they both had similar underlying tones but the narration in We Were Liars is so much more amazing).
Also, one last thing: when I saw the book I immediately loved the title, and the cover art practically forced me to by it. After reading it though, when I took just one look at the cover and started crying because I understood the title.
Again, it is a wonderful book that I highly recommend. I hope my review convinces you to read it! 😘
- Category: Family & Relationships
- Published: May 13, 2014
- Publisher: Random House Children's Books
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 240 Pages
- Language: English