We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Age Range: 12 and up | Grade Level: 7 and up | Hardcover: 240 pages | Publisher: Delacorte Press; First Edition First Printing edition (May 13, 2014)
About We Were Liars
A New York Times Bestseller
“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.
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My Thoughts on We Were Liars
I’ve heard so much about this book since it was published, but everyone’s comments were vague. Everyone raved about how amazing the book is—without ever saying what the book is about. Well, here’s one more vague book review to add to the pile. But honestly, if I told you anything about the story, it would ruin it.
The book is about four friends. They call themselves Liars, and they spend every summer together. There is a mystery, some memories, and a beautiful, dysfunctional family.
I did not see the book ending the way it did. I was completely surprised, even though I expected a surprise. Ha!
I loved reading We Were Liars. The plot was incredible and I loved the way the author slowly peels back the layers of the story until the big secret is revealed. She keeps you in the dark until the last possible moment. It’s powerfully written and is not a story that I will forget anytime soon.
This is one of those books that you’ll either love or hate, but it’s worth reading. If you get a chance, pick it up. It’s not a long book, so you can easily get through it in one or two sittings.
Seriously, read it.
Content: language, including f-words.
Source: I borrowed this book from the library.
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