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We Were Liars

Author:  E. Lockhart
10
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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.

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Apr 02,2016
5

OMG THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING!! YEA SO AMAZING THAT CAPS ARE 100% NECESSARY!!! It was so easy to read, very mystrious and my gosh was my mind blown. E.lockhart has some serious skill and i'd recommend this book to anyone, its brillant :))

Mar 28,2016
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5

THIS BOOK IS INSANE!!!!!!!!!

I finished this in two days and I think that is the best way to go with. Reading it too fast ruins the whole suprise and intensity of the story. Yet reading it too slow makes you forget the details and ruin the intensity of the story. You need some thinking time but not too much. 

The writing and the wording is absolutely beautiful and makes the story x10 more enjoyable.

I'd definitely recommend reading this :-)

Jan 13,2015
5

I hate it.

But I love it.

But I hate it.

Captivating. Enticing. Exhilirating. 

It's kinda perfect. 

Cadence is the first born granddaughter of the prestigeous, wealthy Sinclair family. But there's more to them than just that. Cadence and her two cousins, Mirren and Johnny, as well as outsider Gat, make up The Liars. It's Cadence's accident that changes everything. 

Made up of love, family, money, betrayal and mistakes, We Were Liars is like nothing I've ever read. It perfectly captures the adolescent experience and everything in between. It's a must read that I would recommend to everyone. 

Jan 09,2015
5

We Were Liars is quite a quick read, however, the sole reason I finished it in one night was because of E Lockhart's writing. She writes very well. Such a chilling read. 

Sep 03,2014
0

We were liars, by E.Lockhart 

 

We Were Liars is written by E.Lockhart and is a stand alone, teenage read.  She is very experienced writer, other novels include: ‘Flying on the Wall’, ‘The Boyfriend List’ and ‘Dramarama’, just to name a few. ‘We Were Liars.’ , is her latest published in 2014.

It concerns a beautiful and distinguished family, focusing from the point of view of Cadence, one of the daughters and part of a group of four friends- the liars. Although the family has an important reputation, money and power, not everything is as in control as it seems. Cadence, the liars and the rest of the family spend every summer on their private island. Each year, damage is done, secrets are buried and promises are made. How long can lies stay hidden? We Were Liars is a wonderful, disturbing and intelligent novel which is not easily forgotten. 

 The characters in this novel are very strong. Cadence is seventeen years old and is very smart, but quiet. She suffered a head injury while swimming on the island and struggles to connect memories back together. The other members of the family are all very secretive and care very much for money. Throughout the novel we see how the characters grow, behave and change. 

 I really enjoyed We Were Liars and thought it was very well written with it’s contemporary setting and realistic characters. E.Lockhart succeeds in making the novel feel real and creating suspense. I found this book really intelligently written and enjoyed the humorous scenes as well as the sad and haunting. I would rate this book four and a half stars and recommend it for teenage readers.  

Aug 17,2014
0

If you like mystery, plots twists with abit of romance, read this book now.

 

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