We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
We Were Liars
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...
Wow. We Were Liars really left me a bit stunned. Stunned by the story, stunned by how much I loved it, stunned at how amazing it was. I remember when it came out and I read a few things and they all said you shouldn't know anything going into the book, so I stopped reading things about it. I think it is true, you don't want to know what happens as it would just ruin the story. The beautifully written story. So this will probably be short as I don't want to ruin anything.
Besides the story what did I love about this book? The writing. It was beautiful. I can see where it might annoy some people, but it just drew me in and kept me captivated.
Sometimes the lines are broken up,
almost like a poem
and I can see where some might hate that.
To me it worked. It made the story flow, it helped get across the emotions and feelings of the characters. I loved it. Which is odd as if you read my Ugly Love review I hated it in that book. This author did it in a way that worked. Beautiful.
I loved the main character and how she told the story. She had such an amazing way of describing everything, especially how she was at the moment. She just had a really beautiful way for telling the story. Right from the start you see it and it gets you the first time. Or it did me. Really surprised by how much I loved this book. A beautiful story which is a little odd saying after finishing the book, but it is true. Highly recommended.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★