Book Review – We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Hardcover, 227 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by Delacorte Press
we were liarsA 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

Halfway through this book, I was still struggling to figure out what the plot was. It was kind of slow and leading nowhere. I could feel like there was some secret who was supposed to be a mystery, but it didn’t really read as a suspense or anyway, it didn’t felt mysterious enough. Upon finishing this book, I changed my mind. As readers, the more we read the better we generally are at figuring out ending twists before they actually happen, but I sure didn’t see this one coming. My mouth made the O of surprise. I realized that all the hints and details that bothered me or lacked explanation made sense. So yeah, very well done. I would give the book a 5 for this alone, but I have to consider the fact that I was mildly bored for a part of it so it’s a 4, but still a book that I would recommend and that I will definitely reread!

4 STARS

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Happy reading! 🙂

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