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.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE – from goodreads.com
With a tagline like the above, who wouldn’t want to read this novel? I had anxiously been awaiting the release of this book for the past year. When I went to conferences, this title would almost always come up. Reading posts and articles about the most anticipated books of 2014 – this was at the top of the list. Some of the very best teacher friends and writers I know labeled this a hands-down must-read. The problem with listening to people build up a book so much is having the highest of expectations! Although this book did not surpass my expectations, it did meet them, at least.
More than the plot or character development, what really drew me in was E. Lockhart’s poetic writing. Her use of figurative language and poetic devices had me almost humming along to her words at times. In fact, there was a nice, appropriate cadence (Cadence – ha!) to her prose. For a fast-paced and rather quick summer read, pick up this novel!
-posted by Jennie, PCTELA President @jenniekaywrites