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We were Liars by E. Lockhart

Title:

We were liars

Author:

E. Lockhart

Genre:

Young Adult

Pages:

227 pages

Format:

Kobo glo

Summary:

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.

Review:

We were liars is a book centered around fear, lies, love, greed, friendship and hate with jealousy.

I read the book fairly quickly seeing that it was considerably very short. I was bored at times and intrigued at the same time. This book was kind of weird, but I liked how the plot slowly revealed itself maintaining the suspense. I went in expecting a lot since it was SO over-hyped and that was what made me rate it only 3.5 stars. The writing is beautiful, no doubt about that. The fact that I couldn’t connect with the story itself is a pity, however I did connect to the characters somewhat. The ending was totally unexpected….and weird.
I enjoyed it but not quite.

Note:

This book is a Goodreads Choice 2014 Winner!

Quotes:

“Do not accept an evil you can change.”

“The universe is seeming really huge right now. I need something to hold on to.”

“Someone once wrote that a novel should deliver a series of small astonishments. I get the same thing spending an hour with you.”

“Silence is a protective coating over pain.”

“Divorce shreds the muscles of our hearts so that they will hardly beat without a struggle.”

Rating:

3 HALF

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