Thursday, August 7, 2014

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Rating: 4.75 stars
Source: Library
Buy the Book: Amazon
Summary: "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."

Review: It's best if you know as little as possible about this book before reading it.  Really, avoid even reading the above summary or the book jacket (or even this review!) if you can.  All I will say is that the protagonist of this story has some memory problems, so while she may think that she's telling you the truth - and may be telling the truth from her point of view - what she says may nevertheless turn out to be false.  So you'll be trying to figure out the mystery in this story through the eyes of someone you can't trust.  It's suspenseful and chilling and really, really well done.

I fear I've said too much already, so I will say very little else other than READ IT, and we'll talk when you're done. 

(PS: I really liked it.)

(PPS: I was gushing about this book with a fellow book blogger on Twitter, and the author must have come across our conversation because she favorited one of our tweets!  It made me feel unspeakably cool.)

Bottom Line: A really excellent choice if you're looking for a short and suspenseful psychological thriller.


  1. You convinced me. Just ordered it.

  2. LOVED THIS! LOVED IT! LOVED IT! LOVED IT! Was so hard to review because you don't want to give anything away.

    1. Yes! So glad you loved it so much!! I loved it too, but had such a hard time reviewing it, for the exact reason you said. I had ALL THE FEELS when I finished the last page.

  3. My friend recommended this a couple weeks ago. She said it is amazing. I guess I need to read this.

    1. It is pretty awesome, but I think it's only great if you don't have many expectations. Considering this book has been pretty hyped I worry that the people reading it now will be a little let down, but I really hope it delivers for you! Let me know if you do read it, I'd be curious to hear your reaction.


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