Tuesday, May 27, 2014

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Review

Publication Date: May 13, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Format: E-book
Page Count: 240 pages
Source: Borrowed


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.


I read this for Booksplosion but before I even opened the page, there was a lot of mixed reviews. It was either you didn't like it or you liked it. It held a very high rating on Goodreads but as of right now, I don't agree with it.

It's worth reading even though I rated this a 2.5 stars. This book was strange. I don't know if I meant by a good strange or bad strange. I'll just say both. For one thing it's a first person narrator and it's unreliable. The main character has amnesia and I was so confused on what was happening and what was going on. Even the she didn't know what was happening and if she did, it was blurry. Most of the things I wanted to know about, it didn't had any explanation.

To be honest, you're better off not knowing what happens in this book and the details. Nothing makes sense. This book has almost no plot and it's flat. The writing is weird like snippets of sentences and fragments.

For the ending, yes it was tragic and some people cried for days but as for me, I was more annoyed and confused than sad and crying. I did not cry in the end but instead, I just sat there and didn't know how my brain would digest it. I came to the conclusion that this book was actually told by a liar and if this was in real life; Mess. Girl, get your life together.


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