We Were Liars is a very short read (225 pages), and it the way that it is written and the story both make this book unique. Not a whole lot of people have read this book, and the only reason I happened to read it is because when I was shopping for books, I saw that it was New York Times Bestseller and based off the cover, I thought it looked like an interesting story. It turned out to do much more than just meet my expectations.
Sorry, I had to make it 4.2 stars! Anyways, I thought this book was really cool because as you read it, you kind of skipped around time (which yes, was slightly confusing) so you kind of unraveled what the story was really about at the end of the book. Plus, the author threw in these little fairy tale life lessons, that were really clever, and I enjoyed. You’ll love the characters, and I’m sure you have never read a book quite like this one!
Okay, so this book is very hard to summarize without giving anything away, because as I said, the book skips around time. I’m including the author’s summary, because my summary would probably give away the book.
“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.
And if anyone asks how it ends, just LIE.”