Title: We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Publication Date: May 13, 2014
Summary (from Goodreads): 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.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
We Were Liars is a book like none I have read before! There are so many elements to this book that cannot be discussed in a review because there are many spoilers to be had in doing so. This book is filled with plot twists and mystery and if any little detail is mentioned about it, the whole book will be revealed.
I recently attended the Toronto International Book Fair and heard E. Lockhart speak during the I Don’t Give a Damsel Panel. Her description of We Were Liars was quite vague because even she refuses to discuss her book with someone who hasn’t read it. As a reader, I became intrigued and added this book to my TBR list immediately!
One of the things I really enjoyed about We Were Liars is its length. This book is only 225 pages long. You can honestly read this book in a few hours. I liked this because there are no unnecessary details in the way to distract you from the big picture. It is short and sweet!
I love a great mystery! E. Lockhart has definitely woven together an incredible story that keeps the reader guessing until the end. Her writing style is also so descriptive that the reader can envision the setting vividly.
If you are as intrigued about We Were Liars as I was, make it your next read! Once you’ve read it, then you will be able to discuss the book in our secret society, “The Liars.”