We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: Mini Review

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: Mini ReviewWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Published by Delacorte on May 13th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense, YA, Young Adult
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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.

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

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

I have heard some pretty great things about this book, and so  I decided to borrow it from the library, and I am a little.. underwhelmed. I’m not disappointed, but I’m not so impressed with it either. I think it’s due to the hype, because of the large amount of people saying how great the twist is, I was a little underwhelmed because I was expecting something much more surprising.

In the lamest of terms, this book is about a rich family, the Sinclairs. Ever summer, the Sinclairs go to summer island off the coast of Massachusetts but this year, things are different. This book is about summer flings, complicated families and accepting the truth.

We Were Liars is a great short contemporary about the intricacies of aristocracy in the modern world. It was interesting, jaw-dropping and kind of amazing. While I don’t want to get into the details of the book, for fear of spoilers, I suggest you give it a read if you’re looking for something refreshing and unique!

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4 thoughts on “We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: Mini Review

  1. Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook

    A few of my coworkers have been telling me I should read We Were Liars. I’m a little apprehensive, even though I’ve also been hearing great things. Even though you were a bit underwhelmed, it does seem like you still liked it. I might give the audiobook a try sometime. I’m very curious about The Twist!
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  2. Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

    Great review Shelley! I completely agree about the family dynamic in this book being a huge plus. That was more enjoyable for me than the big plot twist. I’m not sure I was underwhelmed but I definitely figured the twist out and I sort of talked myself into the idea that it was more complicated because everyone was so shocked by the twist. I still really enjoyed it though. I think because the writing was so beautiful.
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  3. Kiran J. @ Book Maniac Reviews

    I loved We Were Liars as a story but I just hated the writing style… SO many line breaks, so much melodrama… it was borderline annoying! Great review 🙂
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  4. Kaitlin @ Reading is My Treasure

    I’m always up for something refreshing and unique! I’m really curious about what happens in the story. It seems really interesting.
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