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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Book Review

We Were Liars - E. Lockhart

We Were Liars is probably the most interesting, mysterious, and creepy contemporary book I have read in a long time. The story is told by a girl named Cadence Sinclair, and every summer she and her mother go to a private island owned by the Sinclair family. The cousins and aunts join them, and they each have there own house they stay in while they are there. Needless to say the family is loaded, and this is where a lot of our controversy comes into play in the story. While on the island, Cadence clings her cousins, Johnny and Mirene, and Johnny's best friend Gat that comes with him each year. Together they are known as the liars, and together a lot of craziness ensues. That is all I really want to say about this book without spoiling it or giving off too much information.

 

I personally feel it is better to go into this book not knowing much about it. It adds to the excitement and mystery behind finding out what is actually going on in the story. When I originally started reading the book I intended to give it a 4 out of 5 stars, however once I hit the twist of the story my rating immediately increased. 

 

E. Lockhart did a fantastic job of taking contemporary to a different level with this book. There were certain points in this book where i literally gasped out loud in shock as she completely blew my mind with the pure genius of the story. I couldn't figure out whether to be sad or in awe of the ending. When an author does this for me they have done something different..and brilliant. Would I read this book again? Probably not. I am, however, grateful that I read this book one time and was able to experience the feels that this book brought on without being previously spoiled. If you are interested in reading a stand alone contemporary that is not a summery love story, then I would certainly say this book is for you. I highly recommend reading this!

 

If you are interested in seeing my full spoiler review of this book on my booktube channel, you can click this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiSnD1krWGY