Mini Review: We Were Liars (e. lockhart)

The Deets: 
Audience: YA
Genre: mystery, contemporary
Publisher: May 13th 2014 by Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780385741262
Pages: 225
Source: eARC from Netgalley


We Were LiarsA 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.




I sat down and finished We Were Liars in a few hours. I saw a lot of people talking about the surprise ending, which left me really wondering what I was about to read. Luckily, I didn't see spoilers. If I had, I would probably had a completely different opinion of the book.  

This one is pretty complicated to discuss without spoiling anything. It's layered and shrouded in mystery. 

The writing was solid. Each character had a voice that felt original. I found that the story had a steady pace, which made for a quick and easy read. If you are not a fan of flashback writing, stay away. We Were Liars is full of flashbacks. 

I have to say that my absolute favorite part of this book was the ending. What a shock for me! I new it was heading in a direction different from what was expected, but I never expected what I got. My heart broke and I was left in open-mouth awe. I actually had to wait a day before starting a new book so I could process what I read. There were so many clues along the way that I overlooked. I had a lot of fun thinking back on the clues and putting them together. 

This is a super fun read. I think it would make a great summer read.


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