|We Were Liars
"Welcome to the beautiful Sinclair family."
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..
The question is, does this live up to the hype? Kind of, yes. I think most people will truly enjoy this book. I enjoyed it, BUT I did predict the "elusive" ending halfway through. I'm okay with that sometimes though, as long as the rest of the book holds up. A book doesn't have to be ALL about the mysterious ending, sometimes if you figure it out, the journey is just a rewarding. I could see other people maybe re-reading this after the big reveal, to see how it all comes together. The book will be a success this year, that much we know, and rightfully so.
Can I even go into what the book is about? A rich family, on an island... they get together every summer. One summer, the main character, Cadence ends up on the beach with a splitting headache and no memory of what happened. She doesn't get any clues from the people around her. One summer two years later, she goes back to the Island and tries to piece everything together herself. Lockhart does a wonderful job with each detail creating the bigger picture. I felt like I was Cadence, and I wanted to find out as badly as she did. I have a feeling many teens will relate to this book and just as many adults will grab it to get the mystery itch scratched. I would recommend it to both demographics, so go ahead and pick this one up from the local library and head to the beach because this is PERFECT for that.
P.S. - The blurb above is wrong... whoever wrote it. The 4 main characters aren't friends, they're family (only one of them isn't related). Interesting.