Book Review–We Were Liars by E. Lockhart




This is the 82nd book from my 114 in 2014 Reading Challenge.


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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Published January 1st, 2014 by Delacorte Press

 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 really wanted to love this one. Most of my reader friends have this highly rated. But as hard as I tried, it just wasn’t happening.

It didn’t happen since page one. I didn’t care for the writing in general, though a few pretty lines and neat descriptions stuck out. The main character was difficult to connect with. I now get that she’s supposed to be a mess, but as a result it made the entire story kind of a mess for me to care about.

I actually didn’t care for anyone much in this book, so when the final “twist” came about, I wasn’t nearly as shocked as I should have been. The dogs, though…that got to me. Cadence’s relationship with Gat didn’t sweep me off my feet. Neither did her close friendships with her cousins.

The twist was probably the most interesting thing about this book. The rest of it seemed to drag on, making me wonder on several occasions what the point of this book was and where the story was. Most of the time Cadence and her self-righteous attitude just grated on my nerves. The setting is pretty neat, though–gotta give it that.

Just not for me, but had potential.







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