We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart
Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: May 13, 2014
Page Count: 240
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 National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
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Review: Honestly, this might be one of the most difficult reviews that I have to write. As you probably know, this book is best to go into without knowing much at all, so I do not want to give anything away that might ruin that for someone. Still, I do want to talk about this book as it has been hyped up so much. Because of said hype, I was not even sure that I was going to read this book. I have seen it all over booktube and the blogging realm (that's a fun word, realm). Everyone was talking so highly of it, and I worried that I was going to be that person that just didn't like it. Has anyone else had this fear?
So, I was still pretty set on not reading it. I was not purchasing books for the past couple months, and still am not really, and it had not popped up at my public libraries. Obviously I didn't need to read it too badly, right? Then at my first day at staff development at my new school the librarian sat down right next to me and pulled out the book. She had ordered it for our school library, mostly because she wanted to read it. When I went to her this week, I asked if I could check it out. She was not sure she was going to put it on the middle school shelves due to language, so it was there for me to borrow. I got through it within a few days, and it would have been much sooner had I not had so many papers to grade.
The whole book, I felt like there was a lot I didn't know. I guess that's why people say you should go into it not knowing anything, apparently it's good to not understand what is going on the whole time. I really did enjoy reading the whole book; the writing was superb and it had me wanting to continue instead of putting it down. Once again, I feel like I cannot say too much more than this, even though I really do want to go into more detail for you guys. I don't know how to do so without giving key points away. Just know that the characters are great, the book keeps you guessing, and it was really well written. I would certainly suggest it to everyone.
Rating: 5.0 / 5.0