Written By: E. Lockhart
Published By: Delacorte Press an imprint of Random House/May 13, 2014
Length: 240 pages
Source: Advanced Reader Copy
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
We Were Liars is about wealth and privilege and growing up, and I was absolutely drawn in by page one. Lockhart’s picturesque language pulls in you, keeps you turning pages and questioning exactly what is happening in Cady’s life. Cady keeps referring to an accident, and she always tells the story in terms of which summer it’s been. Something tragic happens during the fifteenth summer, but Cady is told to pull it together, to act normal, because she can.
I’ve probably told you too much, it’s best to read this one with no expectations and let the story unfold for yourself. I highly recommend We Were Liars, you won’t be sorry! I’ve found that I really enjoy some YA, and I’ll be picking up some more of E. Lockhart’s back list. Please visit her website to learn more.