Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

July 27, 2014 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews | 2 Comments

Review: We Were Liars by E. LockhartWe Were Liars
by E. Lockhart
Genres: Contemporary, Psychological, Young Adult
Publication Date: May 13, 2014 by Delacorte Press
Pages: 225
Format: Hardcover
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3 Stars
Source: Purchased

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 am giving We Were Liars 3.5 out of 5 stars. I love contemporary novels along with mystery but this one didn’t do it for me because it was slow. It was VERY slow-paced for me. If it had been a shorter book, I wouldn’t have minded much, to be honest. The whole book was slow, the story was slow, the characters sometimes wouldn’t do it for me and I had a hard time reading this book. It took me 22 days to read We Were Liars..22 days. It wasn’t book that I just had to keep reading because it was interesting. Yes, I wanted to know what was going on in the story and what had happened but it wasn’t enough to make me want to read it at once.

The only time it really got to me and really got me hooked were the last few chapters when everything is revealed. I was mind blown completely; totally unexpected and I never saw that one coming. Maybe some people did, but I definitely didn’t. The ending made up for the rest of the slow-paced book. Writing this short review, I look at the book (it is next to me) and I can’t believe it really got me good. It freaked me out a bit when I finished reading, but it doesn’t matter because that ending was amazing.

I really loved the ending, how everything played out and the goodbyes even if it did creep me out but I think it was a good way to end that part of the story. A lot of things of the story finally made sense, with the e-mails and how they wouldn’t hang out. I knew something had happened but to that extent…it never crossed my mind. It is a very slow-paced books but with an amazing ending.

About E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart is the author of We Were Liars, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, The Boyfriend List and several other novels.

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2 responses to “Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

  1. nereyda1003

    This one was a DNF for me, I was so bored! I might go back to finish the audio just to see what all the fuss is about though…

    • Like I said, it was so slow but the ending is really good. Not really the ending, it's more of the truth of it all that finally comes to light, which is at the end. The truth will blow you away, unless you already have ideas on it.

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