About the Book
Title: We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Publication Date: May 13, 2014 by Delacorte Press
Blurb: 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 could not put We Were Liars down after I started to read it. For the majority of this book, there wasn’t much action. However, that did not decrease the suspense at all. Instead, tension drove the plot of this book. Everything about this book is mysterious. I could tell that everyone in the story was hiding secrets, but there was no way of knowing those secrets without reading to the end of the book.
Another thing that I loved about this book is the unique and beautiful writing style. There were some passages in the book that were written in poetry form, which gave the book a change of pace, and thus, made for a more interesting read. The writing was lyrical and it smoothly carried me through the story. I also liked the use of repetition in the book, which helped to better characterize the narrator, Cadence.
The ending of this book was completely unpredictable, and I never saw it or a hint of it coming. I love books that shock me and blow me away with unpredictable endings! At the same time, it was slightly confusing. I can’t say much without giving away the ending, but I’ll just say that it was extremely hard to tell what was real. This is one of those books that I will have to reread in order to truly make sense of the ending.