We Were Liars - E. Lockhart

We Were Liars

By E. Lockhart

  • Release Date: 2014-05-13
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,373 Ratings

Description

A New York Times Bestseller

One of James Patterson's "Favorite Thrillers for the Beach" (New York Times)

"Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents
." —Wall Street Journal

"A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten." —Parade.com

"Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

"You’re going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending." —Breia Brissey, Entertainment Weekly

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 New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. 
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

"An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing." —New York Times Book Review

"No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is...[Lockhart's] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic." —The Chicago Tribune

Reviews

  • Best Twist Ever!!!

    5
    By Googsitsglsospy
    The twist at the end - OMG! We never saw it coming! And also, what a wonderful book. It kept me up all night until the last page was turned.
  • Favorite book!

    5
    By woahreaders
    I bought this book about 2 years before I finally finished it. Lost my place a couple times. Restarted a couple times. So I understand, the book can be confusing and seem very long. However, when I finally did finish the book, I was so glad. This book is easily one of the best I have ever read. Putting the pieces together in the end will leave you astonished. Strongly suggest for young adult readers!!!!
  • Loved

    5
    By Emmiegirl41789
    This is sed one of the best books I’ve ever read!
  • Eh just ok

    3
    By Danichic21
    It was confusingly written.
  • Disappointed.

    2
    By Bj_Watson12
    This is probably my least favorite book I’ve read during my reading binge over the past few months. I read the teaser and thought one thing, but I was completely let down. The only reason it doesn’t get one star from me is because of how likable some of the characters were.
  • I was expecting more...

    3
    By Kiarra Monique
    3.7 stars for this one! I enjoyed it, but was just expecting more. More from the plot, characters, the world aka the island, the whole shebang. It was still an intriguing read, though!
  • Wonderful read

    5
    By Dexterkittem
    Wonderfully written. I love how the author really illustrates the raw emotions the main character is feeling. I enjoyed the big plot twist at the end. In other storylines it may have come off as cleshay, but the author pulled it off very well.
  • Omg

    5
    By Game11-1
    Literally just oh my god I don’t even know what to say it’s so freaking shocking and heartbreaking and beautiful and i don’t know, I debated reading this book for a really long time and I finally did and now I can’t stop thinking about The Liars and you just really have to read it
  • Only tears

    4
    By Aunt Figgy
    I don't think I've ever cried so hard after completing a book
  • Loved it, mostly.

    4
    By SonicRougeSilver
    I finished it not feeling as satisfied as I did throughout the rest of the book. It did keep me very interested- to the point of craving more.. so much so that I felt a lack of closure at the end. A truly good book that I may be hung up on for some time afterward.