Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication date: May 2014
Source: e-book from library
A beautiful and distinguished family.Things I Liked:
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.
It is very readable, I pretty much pounded through this fast. I was sucked into the story and completely compelled to read and find out just what happened to make Cady so changed. I loved hearing about the summers with her cousins - it reminds me of my own family. But I also loved seeing the depths and watching them start to grow up and see the world a little more realistically (if obviously not completely). An interesting and intriguing look at a privileged family.
Things I Didn't Like:
I was annoyed that the Liars title never really seemed to make any sense. Also, I found that I was not too surprised at the ending, despite having been told and expecting some serious gasping and stuff at the end. I don't know. I guess I just found it sad. So much wasted in these youth!
Hm, can't think of anything
BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
not tons in number, but like 10 f-bombs
a bit of intense action
Overall rating: ****
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