January 8, 2015

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Release Date: May 13th, 2014
Rating: 4 stars

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.

I always did love a good mystery. Not that this is really one-- but from the first page, you can tell something is up. I quickly turned page after page trying to get to the holy grail of what it was.

Honestly, the less you know the better. I went in knowing nothing and, gosh, that plot twist kicked the crap out of me. I got the chills, BAD, from head to toe.

Some people won’t like it. A major qualm has been about the author’s writing. The style was very choppy and I can see how one could be turned off by it— however, I actually thought the style was unique, creating a sense of eeriness and intrigue.

I was more bothered by Mr. Manipulative Grandpa Sinclair and why the 4 friends were called liars. If there were any lies they told in this book, I must have missed them all.

All in all, an entertaining read! 

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