Monday, May 5, 2014
Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Info about the author: Goodreads - Twitter - Website
r: Delacorte Press
Age group: YA
Buy the book: Amazon - The Book Depository
Description (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 National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
I can't believe I had not even heard about this one before I got it to my hands (in early March). I've been so busy with university tasks lately that I literally haven't had any time for anything else than writing essays, reading and watching films for my seminars. I had been looking for that one book that would take me out of the reading slump I've been in, and I can honestly say that We Are Liars pulled me out from the slump with force.
Cadence Sinclair is from a rich, all-American family - she is beautiful, rich and distinguished. She spends every summer at the private island her family owns - the island is a world of its own, filled with big, beautiful houses, good food and of course her dearest friends. But as they grow older, they realize that their family might not be all that it seems to be to the outside world. Then something happens during Cadence's 15th summer at the island and everything changes.
This book is a difficult one to review because I don't want to give anything away. But what I can say is that We Are Liars is super exciting, tension filled and will definitely keep you interested until the last page. The characters are interesting, especially Cadence, and it is interesting to follow how she tries to figure out what happened to her at the island. The way Lockhart described Cadence's feelings and thoughts is very poetic and a pleasure to read.
I couldn't put this one down. So if you are looking for a perfect early summer read, this is it!