We Were Liars by: E. Lockhart
Title: We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Source: Hardback Book
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published on: May 13th 2014
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.
Okay, you have to read this book. It was just so good. There was such a mysterious feel to it. Even the title is mysterious! This book was super suspenseful because it did go from then and now but i’m still unsure. This book left me with so many unanswered questions yet it made sense. The character development was pretty good. It wasn’t the best because it was probably left like that to make this more mysterious. [Maybe a spoiler ahead] This book take place in modern day but the thing is there aren’t many places mentioned in this book. If you like mystery and contemporary book then this is for you. If you read…JUST READ IT.
If you haven’t read it and want to be uber spoiled then go ahead but you will regret it so badly. Okay…this book was probably super sad, shocking, and confusing. Okay this book was so well written. It made sense but at the same time made somewhat no sense. I am really glad I knew nothing about the book before reading it. It was so mysterious and heartbreaking almost.
Okay so I was just digging this Gat and Cady relationship. It was so frustrated but when things got worked out and they were a happy couple then it was the cutest thing ever. Mirren was annoying and the best person sometimes. I was just a little annoyed how she lied about things. She lied about her boyfriend and the Liars lied about the doughnuts, I really don’t know who to trust in this book. The aunties seemed messed up and the Harris was just annoying. Tipper was barely alive and in the book. I was not liking Cady’s dad and I was so skeptical about Cady’s mom. I can’t trust anybody!
So this accident…this whole book we were trying to figure about what this accident was. I was a confused wreck and didn’t figure out the lines” Then he pulled about a handgun and shot me in the check. The hole opened and my heart rolled out.” So I thought that was an accident then 5 chapter later I was like “Did that actually happen or is that a metaphor?…..” So after we find out about Cady drowning I thought was the accident. Then later we find out that the accident was the house was burned and Cady jumped into the ocean and kinda drowned. GAT, MIRREN, AND JOHNNY ARE DEAD. Now i’m just like :0. WHAT THE EFF. I was reading this in the car and i’m reading then my head goes up and my mouth is open. I had to read that part over a few times to make sure I didn’t read it incorrect. The Liars are dead. So I continue reading and I read the plan to burn down the house and I’m just thinking “This is a stupid plan.” Okay there is no point of putting gas on all three floors when everything is going to burn anyway. So we are spreading the gas and then she realises how dumb she is to put gas in the kitchen which is the exit. She goes into the study and puts gas EVERYWHERE. The books, the ceiling, and everything else. Okay so now you have your cousins in the house and the kitchen soaked with gas. THEN YOU LIGHT THE DAMN HOUSE ON FIRE!!! DUDE. YOU FREAKIN KNEW THAT THE KITCHEN SHOULDN’T BE GASSED YET AND THAT YOUR LOVER IS THE FLOOR BENEATH YOU AND YET YOU STILL LIGHT THE FIRE!! I was just so surprised on how stupid the plan was. So now everyone is dead. Great.
So now i’m wondering are the rest of the Liars ghost when Cady came back for summer 17? Anyway, this book is something I will definitely be re-reading. IF YOU STILL HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK AND REACHED THE ENDING THEN THIS WAS ALL A LIE. I will definitely be reading E’s other books. Enjoy 🙂
I am the author of We Were Liars, Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and the Ruby Oliver quartet: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, andReal Live Boyfriends. How to Be Badwas co-written with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski.
Disreputable History was a Printz Award honor book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and recipient of the Cybils Award for best young adult novel. We Were Liars is a New York Times bestseller.