Review: We Were Liars



Goodreads Synopsis:

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.
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.

This was one of those books I saw a lot of last year, and one with really mixed reviews. I was never that interested in it so I never bother to pick it up. Until I saw it on super sale through Kindle, and figured I’d see what all the fuss had been about.

Well, I’m not going to say I really loved it, or that I have been affected by it in any deep way. However, I couldn’t put it down, it was such a fast read, with really well ended chapters that I kept saying, “well, one more.” And as I got deeper into it, the twisted complicated relationships these people all had were intriguing, as well as our Liars and how they responded to it all.

The ‘thriller’ aspect of this really wasn’t that all thrilling, or very surprising when it came down to it, but I did like the way we followed Cady as she pieced her mind back together, and the revelations that came along with it.

So overall, it was an enjoyable and fun read, but I can’t say I will be revisiting it in the future.


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