Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

AUTHOR: E. Lockhart
PAGES: 227
SOURCE: Bought

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 know this description doesn't give you much about the book so I'll break it down for you. It begins with Cady two years after Summer '15. For Cady Summer '15 was horrendous. Things happened, lives changed yada yada. I know what you're thinking awesome breakdown Ashley. I know I'm sorry, but for me the book just fell flat. I kept reading because 1. I don't like to DNF books. 2. It still had the allure and mystery going til halfway and by then I was invested so I might as well finish. I truly wanted to enjoy this book, the characters, and everything else. I mean I could tell Cady was in this dark place, and I should have some sympathy or compassion but I didn't. She had this accident, and all I cared about was finding out what kind. This is making me sound so horrible. It's like when you're driving by a car wreck or something, and you're wondering how'd this happen (also if the person/people are okay). That was me with this book minus the okay part.

I'm not sure how much I enjoyed the writing either. It seemed to choppy I guess. I don't know I guess the style just didn't work for me.

Characters were a miss for me as well except maybe Gat. I liked him which sucks because well you'd have to read it to find out. :)

The only part I really enjoyed was finding out what actually happened Summer '15, and I want to say half way through the book, or when Cady started remembering it clicked with me what was going on and by the end sadly it wasn't a surprise or shock.

Remember though just because I didn't like doesn't mean you won't. :) I know scrolling through my friends reviews of it on goodreads most of them seemed to love it. So go and read and see if you can figure out they mystery of it. MUAHAHAHAHA.

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