We Were Liars
By E. Lockhart
Publication date: May 13, 2014
Delacorte Press, 240 pages
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.
— Goodreads.com description
GOODNESS, if that isn’t a vague, intriguing description! But, it is sort of the type of book you do have to be vague about. So, to help, I won’t discuss the plot, but I will share my initial reactions after reading it, via a gchat with my friend Jamie!
so. we were liars.
Like or dislike??
but not LOVE
like LOVED the writing
but i wasn’t as shocked as i wanted to be?
i knew there was a BIG SURPRISE
so i was just waiting for it
so when it came i was like “oh yep, there it is”
like i didn’t GUESS it
but i wasn’t was like…omg gasp
but her writing is lovely, as usual
very unexpected in terms of turns of phrase
i like that
HA! Stream-of-consciousness reviewing! We went on and on about it, but I will leave you with that. Jamie was in love with it (see her post here), but wasn’t expecting there to be a big “surprise” quite like I was.
I was sooooo expecting something huge from all the secrecy the publisher is putting around it that I think I psyched myself out and didn’t love the story as much as I wanted. Still, the writing? To die for!
Definitely a book that (as you can see) will make you want to find a friend and discuss!