We Were Liars

By E. Lockhart

Source: Received from the publisher via Netgalley

Publication Date: May 13, 2014

My Rating: 5 / 5

We Were LiarsWell, this book was definitely as amazing as I’d heard it was. I read this over the course of a single day during the Christmas 2013 holidays, and this book was already generating a lot of buzz. Once I started to read this, I simply couldn’t put it down.

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.
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.

This was a very quick read, probably because I couldn’t stop reading once I started, and one that is best to go into knowing absolutely as little as possible. With that in mind, this review will be short and sweet!

This was such a good book. I was immediately drawn into the story of the Sinclairs: the family history, the different family members staying on the island, and the relationships between the family members.

By the end of this book, I felt that totally emotionally drained and distraught, and very close to tears (which, if you know me, you’ll know rarely happens when I read). Seriously, this book stuck a chord with me and by the end I was a bit of a wreck.

The secret referenced in the Goodreads summary was something I totally didn’t expect and when I learned what it was, I felt shock and sadness like I haven’t felt in…well, I don’t know when I’ve ever felt like that while reading a book, to be honest! I was heartbroken.

This is a really, really great book, and was definitely one of the best I read in 2013. It was one of my most-anticipated 2014 books and when I saw it on Netgalley, I flailed with excitement! I want to go back and reread it (I’ve already preordered a copy) and then I want to talk about it with people who’ve read it! Seriously, I love love love this book. Read it!

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