We were liars – E. Lockhart

we were liars

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.

My opinion

I saw this book a long time ago on Sanne’s ( aka Books and Quills ) YouTube channel and I immediately put it on my books wish list. Since I have so much on that list (and that’s the whole reason I deleted that list!), I forgot about it, even though I often saw it on my instagram feed. During a readathon organised by a Dutch publisher, Blossom Books, I finally bought the book because it was so cheap at Amazon. I finished it in a day.

When I first started read it, I didn’t understand the whole hype behind ‘We were liars’. I didn’t feel the tension and didn’t understand why everyone thought this was so briljant. But I kept reading, because the book intrigues from the first page and you really want to know what exactly happened.

It really takes a while before you find that out, as that’s in the last chapters, but when you get there, you’ll be reading with an OMG face. And you will understand the hype, because dang, this story is brilliant! I really had to take a breather when I finished ‘We were liars’, because it is a book that leaves an impression and you will keep thinking about it.

Conclusion

‘We were liars’ really isn’t teen fiction, despite the fact that it’s about teenagers. It’s a brilliantly composed fiction which keeps you on the edge of your seat until the last chapter. The hype really is true and if you haven’t read this book, go and buy it!

Details

We were liars by E. Lockhart
Published by Bonnies
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781471403989

You can buy the book at Book Depository.

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