Friday, August 15, 2014

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars

Overview from Barnes and Noble:
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 New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
My thoughts:
This is such a hard book to describe or to talk about.  Suspenseful, touching, frustrating and secretive it moves in circles around the main event.  You start at the outer edges of the truth and work your way in, making discoveries and putting pieces together as you go.  What you think you know might not be true, but it might be.  It all revolves around summer fifteen, the summer two years ago when the four friends, cousins and liars were fifteen and Cady, the main character, has an accident that left her with brain trauma and no memory of the accident.  Summer sixteen she does not return to the family island as she goes on vacation with her father, but summer seventeen she insists that she wants to come back.  Everything is different and she keeps remembering pieces of the puzzle, but it takes her time to get it all back together.

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385741262
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/13/2014
  • Pages: 240

Meet the Author

E. Lockhart
E. LOCKHART is the author of four books about Ruby Oliver: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends. She also wrote Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, and How to Be Bad (the last with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle). Her novel, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, was a Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and recipient of the Cybils Award for Best Young Adult Novel.

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