Book Review

We Are Liars by E. Lockhart

We Are Liars Book Cover We Are Liars
E. Lockhart
Delacorte Press
May 13th 2014

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.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Timesbestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

Read it.

And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

I don’t even know where to start with this book. I don’t even know what I think let alone how to get my thoughts out.




This book stole hours from my life because I just wanted to read. Hours where I should have put it down and spent time with my kids but I didn’t because I needed to see where this book was going and how it was going to end.

This book got me.

That ending! I never even saw it coming and I’m shocked about it.

This book is amazing there is no other word for it. The story itself is phenomenal. The writing style is a tad annoying. And the only thing that annoyed me was the whole “mummy” thing. Who the hell calls their mother mummy when they’re what I think it’s 17 which it must be because everything that the main character can’t remember happens at summer 15, 2 years prior to the story that we’re being told.

When I finished this story I came to realise that it all made sense especially in the sense that this whole book was about grief and how people deal with it in different ways. Remarkable ways.

It’s also about people being used to get what they wanted and how that can drive these innocent people to do things that they should never have done. Bad decisions have serious consequences.

I really loved the main character and how she told the story. The way we didn’t learn anything until she did. That but was good. This is what keeps you hooked when reading books. The characters and the hints – learning at the same time. It draws you into the book, essentially making you feel a part of the story.

Overall, I loved this book and would recommend it to everyone.

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