We Were Liars By E. Lockhart

We Were Liars By E. Lockhart
Published May 15th 2014 By Hot Key Books

Goodreads

SummaryA 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.

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We Were Liars blew me away.

We Were Liars is one of my mot anticipated reads of 2014. And undeniably, it is one that is talked about with such glowing reviews.

We Were Liars is hard to review without giving anything away. You mostly go in blind: the summary doesn’t tell you much and neither does anybody else. And perhaps that element of mystery helped to propell We Were Liars. That, coupled with such beautifully written proses. I am not familiar with Lockhart’s writing, but I have to say that it is so poetic and lyrical it reminded me of Eugendies’ The Virgin Suicides and McNamara’s Lovely, Dark and Deep. I am so drawn in by its writing that it keeps me flipping through pages without me realizing it.

The plot. The plot was so captivating. The air of mystery that was built around our protagonist was excellent. There’s not much that can be said without spoilers, so to avoid that I’ll leave you with this: the narrator really helped to sell the story. There’s something beautiful about the Liars. The characters were different yet complements each other very well.

We Were Liars is just a book that needs to be read to really grasp why it’s so good. There is so much more to it than what the summary suggests. There’s more depth and issues being discussed and they’re executed beautifully. One of the best books of 2014. Highly recommended.

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

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