26 February, 2016


Title: We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Series: -
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Mysery
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Source: Library Physical copy
Pages: 242

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BLURB: 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 book was part of the #TBRTAKEDOWN 3.0 Readathon back in January and the main reason why I picked it really was because so many people were just in love with this book. So why not, right?

THE WORLD:  The world is just as we know it, except in this book we focus on rich society. We spend most of the time either in main character's room which is nothing special really or on the private island.

THE CHARACTERS: So the main character Cady got into an accident a few summers ago and now she is trying to remember what happened. I can tell you one thing tho, Cady is whiny. Like extra whiny. She is used to being entitled so now that she is giving all her things away it is suddenly a big deal. I did not like Cady. I just didn't. Then there are her cousins Mirren and and Johnny. Frankly I did not like either of them too. Johnny plays a super minor role so that is that. And then Mirren is just weird and yeah a liar. She lies for no reason, like I still don't really understand why would she lie about a boyfriend and all. Weird and unlikable. And then we have Gat which is short for Gatwick which is one of the biggest airports in London...hmm...still not over the name. But anyways, the boy is alright except for one things -  he is Indian. And that for Sinclair family is a big no no. But he still comes around in summer to hand out with all Sinclairs and frankly, for me Gat was a little bit lacking personally. I mean all characters sorta felt like were there just a props for Cady.

Alright, there are a few minor characters in this book too. The first is the grandpa...he is basically an arrogant narcissist who build himself a house on the private island as well as a few more for his daughters and now manipulates everybody using the money. All his three daughters are useless and live of trust funds which of course are running out so they wand daddy's money and so they order their children to ask grandpa for things.

Basically, none of these people comes to the island for fun every summer. There is no love among them. It is greed for the money and the worst is the grandpa.

LOVE: Forbidden love story, nothing new. I was not shipping them. They were just too boring for me.

PLUS: If I had to analyse this book for a paper it would be a perfect choice. It deals with manipulations and greed and well basically it is all about family being broken up by money. Sure we have Cady's story but it is kinda a side story when you think about it.

MINUS: So what happened to Cady makes no sense to me. Sure the big boom by the end was interesting but when you go back in the book many things do not add up.

OVERALL: I think it is a good book which deals with racism and manipulation but as a story itself...I just do not see why so many people love this book so much. I just don't.


What did you think of WE WERE LIARS?