Thursday, June 26, 2014

Badass Books: We Were Liars

I'm still getting back into blogging, and while I should be reading over posts from Monday's RSW updates, I'm posting a book review instead. So there. 

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

Why I read it: I spent most of the week before last at the beach (and am wishing I was still there). Everyone has been talking about We Were Liars, and it seemed like the perfect book.

ZOMG Yes! Everything about this book. I loved the characters—I loved how flawed they were and how real they were. The setting was beautiful and well-crafted. The narrative style blew me away. E. Lockhart wove these fairy tales into the story (short, italicized intros to certain chapters) as a way of dropping clues and hints. Well done.

And then the ending. Oh the ending. I won’t say anything about it beyond that, not even in white text because I was blown away. I had no expectations coming into this other than that it was excellent, and I don’t want to ruin that for anyone.

kthxbai: If you’re even remotely interested in this book, read it. I’m still thinking about it—which tells me it was a good book. You won’t regret it. If you do, well, I can’t really help you there.

Five chiweenies to E. Lockhart!


  1. Yes, yes, yes to all of this! One of my favorites so far this year. I loaned my mom my copy and she's reading it now. :-)

    1. You are largely responsible for my decision to pick this one up. Love love loved it.