Hello gentle reader,
I rarely read YA Contemporary fiction, but something about WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart grabbed me. I can’t remember if it was the blurb, or because it’s a bestselling book everyone’s been talking about on Twitter, or because the film rights have recently been sold, or because it has nearly 20,000 positive reviews on Goodreads. It was a mix of all of the above, I guess.
The result? I read this book in one sitting and loved it. The hype is completely deserved, in this case. Even if I sort of guessed the final twist one third into the book, I still thorougly enjoyed it. It’s incredibly well written and gripping. In some ways the fragmented writing style reminded me of Tahereh Mafi’s SHATTER ME trilogy. The plot is very clever and the ending utterly haunting.
I recommend it!
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 National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
What have you been reading this week? Feel free to leave me a comment below!
I also really enjoyed We Were Liars—more even than I had expected to—and it has really stuck with me!