Name & Author: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Publisher: Delacorte Press/Hot Key Books
Release Date: May 6th 2014
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Mystery
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. -Goodreads
How do you write a review of a book that doesn’t have a summery without revealing something? I have no idea. As a reader you go in completely blind. You don’t know anything. I wasn’t even sure if the main character was a girl or a boy. The whole book is like that. You never really know where you stand. I think that is the thing that makes this book work – you don’t have a clue what’s going to happen.
I wanted to give up on this book in the beginning. It was confusing and I didn’t know what was what. But what kept me going was the writing. It’s beautiful and it sucked me in. You get addicted to the story. You have to know what happens -weather you like the book or not is a whole other story.
The namesake of the book “We Were Liars” has a lot to do with the storyline. The kids call them selfs the Liars. It doesn’t really change the storyline, but it changes the readers view of the storyline. I never knew when they were telling the truth or not. I still don’t at parts.
This book really took me by surprise. I did NOT see that ending coming. If you want to know more you have to read the book. I recommend you do so. It is a short read, but a very powerful one.