Review: We Were Liars

Posted November 12, 2015 in 3 Star Ratings, Book Reviews / Leave a comment!

Review: We Were LiarsWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Published On: May 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Contemporary
3 Stars
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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.

Initial Thoughts

So much hype surrounding this book. I was expecting amazing things.

My New BFF & My Crush

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.

Writing Style

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.

Closing Thoughts

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

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