We Were Liars [Book Review]

TitleWe Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Genre: Contemporary YA
Pages: 240
Year: 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Source: Personal Collection
Rating: 4.5/5


The wealthy Sinclair family summers on their private island on Cape Cod. But when she was 15, after her parents got divorced, Candace suffered a mysterious accident and she hasn’t been back since. Now she is 18 and itching to return to the idyllic days of running around the island with her cousins, the “Liars.” But things are not so idyllic anymore.

My Thoughts:

This book was ADDICTIVE, a read-it-in-one-sitting book.

I would have given it the full 5 stars if my reading experience wasn’t slightly marred by the very campaign attempting to prevent the marring.

This is not just excellent YA. It is excellent storytelling. E. Lockhart is simply a fantastic storyteller. I am pushing We Were Liars on everyone. Including you. Go read it right now.

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3 thoughts on “We Were Liars [Book Review]

  1. Sandy August 5, 2014 / 5:17 pm

    Fully agree with you on this. I found the writing style incredibly readable and addictive. Love unreliable narrators first of all, and the plot is just devastating! My book club just read this and I was surprised that some didn’t finish (WTF?) and some didn’t like it. I am such a slow reader and I think I got through this one in a day or two, which is a testament.


  2. Ti August 5, 2014 / 5:27 pm

    It grew on me as I was reading it. I figured out the twist early on but I kept reading and in the end, it was a pretty good read.


  3. Heather August 10, 2014 / 2:24 pm

    I can’t agree more! I read it before most of the hype and I TOTALLY did not see the ending coming. I knew something was coming, but not *that*. E. Lockhart is awesome.


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