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.
So much hype surrounding this book. I was expecting amazing things.
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I don’t feel like I connected to any of the characters in this book so there was no character that I loved enough to make my BFF. I mostly found the main character to be annoying, whiny, and childish. I didn’t really like any of the other characters either.
The best part of this book was the writing. It was almost poetic in a way. I looooved it. It grabbed your attention right away and I kept thinking about how pretty some sentences were. Too bad I couldn’t say the same for the rest of the book.
Ok. So. I’m going going to sugar coat my opinion here. I didn’t hate this book which is why it got 3 star instead of 1. I didn’t enjoy this book though. I’m not going to lie, I had the ending figure out before the halfway mark. Not everything, I’m not magic, but a good chunk of what makes this ending a surprise. It just seemed so obvious to me. I’m not saying those who didn’t figure it out are dumb though! Maybe I’ve just read too many similar books. Also I didn’t get the whole Liars club thing. Actually there was a lot in this book I didn’t understand which drove me crazy. I get that it’s supposed to have this big mystery but I found it mostly annoying when I didn’t get certain details. While tons of people found this book really unique and exciting, I found it boring and predictable which are the two last things I need in a book. I’m not saying don’t read it either. I’m sure it would be a good book if you weren’t me. I am a little disappointed though.
3 out of 5 stars