Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Review: We Were Liars By E. Lockhart

We Were LiarsWe Were Liars
E. Lockhart
242 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by Delacorte Press

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.

There was a lot of hype when this book was released and maybe that was what made me feel disappointed when I finished it. I just expected it to be , I don't know, Better? I guess? I just expected more than what I was given.

Plot: tbh there wasn't much of a plot. The whole book is spent by following Cadence, the main protagonist, through her summer on her rich, white family's island and her trying to remember some accident that happened to her that no one wants to remind her about. Nothing really happens. Not till the end at least. It was incredibly boring.

Characters: No characters really stood out in a positive or negative way. They were all boring and I didn't get attached to any of them. And reading through Cadence's view was honestly a drag.

Setting: Forgettable. No, seriously. I cant remember anything about the island.

At its best: The best part of the book is when they talk about the golden retrievers...

At its worst: So boring! It took me like 3 weeks to finish it because I just didn't wanna read it. The only reason I did finish it was because I had already wasted too much of my time with it to not find out what the big mystery was.

Read again: No...

Final thoughts: I found the ending stupid and cheap. I just didn't care for it. I never understood the meaning behind why Cadence and her cousins called themselves "liars". I just didn't get this book...

Rating: 4/10