I hope y’all don’t mind me continuing to use the bullet-style review, at least for a little while longer as I try and catch up on all of my reviews! And as short as We Were Liars by E. Lockhart was, I think it makes sense.
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.
- Such a unique and thrilling plot – the pacing is wonderful throughout the entire story.
- Incredibly beautiful writing style.
- Great characters that each had their own distinctive personalities.
- THAT TWIST ENDING, THO! I’ll be honest – I ugly cried for about 15 minutes at that.
- The whole issue with this family is #firstworldproblems, which makes them extremely hard to like. And by family, I mean the adults.
- Teenagers are incredibly stupid.
- The ending might piss you off considering the reasoning behind it.
I really did enjoy this story. I thought it was unique and the writing was very beautiful, with a really interesting mystery. However, I had a hard time drumming up much sympathy for the family. The sisters were a bunch of greedy, lazy, manipulative bitches and I just couldn’t deal with them – especially considering what that behavior ultimately led to. Personally, I think this book would make a really good movie with a focus on the family dynamics.
Final Verdict: 4/5 Stars
What are your thoughts on We Were Liars? Did it live up to the hype? Are you still liking my bullet style reviews?