Rating: 4.75 stars
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.
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."
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.