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REVIEW: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

This review is being written five minutes after finishing We Were Liars, so please excuse my thoughts which will probably be all over the place and incoherent. This book is absolutely crazy.

I should probably first of all mention that this book was a 3.5 star read for the majority of the book, but I can’t rate it anything but 5 stars after finishing because OMG. It blew me away!

Here are some reasons you should read We Were Liars:

  1. Family politics mean a really interesting read, and there is a lot of it in the Sinclair family.
  2. It’s VERY different to anything you’d usually read.
  3. The hype? It’s for good reason. This book is awesome!

I don’t want to give anything away, because there’s a lot I could reveal. I feel as if any tiny thing I reveal could be classed as a spoiler of epic proportions so I should probably just say – READ WE WERE LIARS! It isn’t everyone’s type of book and I know not everyone has enjoyed it, but give it a chance and I think you’ll love it.

I think one of the most appealing things about We Were Liars is I don’t think there’s another book even remotely similar to it out there at the moment. You can pick it up knowing you won’t have read anything quite like it before.

If you like your mental state, read We Were Liars. Nobody is supposed to be sane!

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    Eileen @ Singing and Reading in the Rain
    11 April, 2014 at 3:45 am

    Yay I’ve been noticing you’ve been loving a lot of books recently which is just great! I haven’t heard of this book before, but I know E. Lockhart is a highly acclaimed writer and the whole idea of family politics is intriguing 🙂
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    Sandra @ Sandra's World of Books
    11 April, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I heard everyone talking about this one, and it actually got me a bit excited. I might pick this one up sometime in the future. I’m glad you really enjoyed this one as well!
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    12 April, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I SOOOO want to read We Were Liars!

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    12 April, 2014 at 5:21 pm

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    12 April, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I have seen so many raving reviews going on about the ending of this book. Before I heard all these reviews, I wasn’t too interested by the book BUT NOW I WANT TO KNOW THAT SECRET SO BAD.
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    Rachel @ Read. Write. Ramble.
    13 April, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this, Lucy! It’s been one of my most anticipated reads for awhile since I’m a big E. Lockhart fan. I still don’t quite know what this book is about since reviewers are so reluctant to give anything away, but I like the mysterious aspect of it. I’m going to go into this book having no idea what it’s about, which will probably be really fun.

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    Emily @ Simply YA Reviews
    13 April, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I just preordered this and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about it! I’ve been excited from the moment I first discovered it and so glad to hear you enjoyed it!
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    Chrissi Reads
    14 April, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I’ve just read this book this weekend. I agree with all of your points!
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    Caroline Taylor
    15 April, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I am so excited for this book and am definitely buying it yet I know next to nothing about it, I suppose the hype has got to me, that and the fact I just adore the cover!

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    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    24 April, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Gah! I really need to read this book. I’ve been told it’s a total mind-f**k, which it seems like you would totally agree with. lol Great review! 🙂
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    15 March, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    We Were Liars By E. Lockhart (Download-PDF-Online Reading-Summary):
    We Were Liars is an adult novel for adults of 2014 by E. Lockhart. The novel has been acclaimed by critics and won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fiction for Young Adults. It was also listed as one of the 10 Best ALA Fictions for Young Adults in 2015. We Were Liars focuses on the issue of self-acceptance, family morals, and the possibly deadly consequences of one’s mistakes. It focuses on the seemingly perfect Sinclair family, who spends all summers gathered on their private island. However, not all summers are the same: when something happens to Cadence during the summer of her fifteenth year, the four “liars” (Cadence, Johnny, Gat, and Mirren) resurface two years later for Cadence to remember the incident.

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