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We Were Liars [Kindle Edition]

E. Lockhart
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (697 customer reviews)

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Book Description

'E. Lockhart is one of our most important novelists, and she has given us her best book yet. 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

“Irresistible.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
“Haunting, sophisticated.” —THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
"Bowl-you-over." —COSMOPOLITAN
“So freaking good.” —SARAH DESSEN
“Such beautiful writing.” —LIBBA BRAY
“Beautiful and disturbing.” —JUSTINE LARBALESTIER
“Better than the hype.” —LAUREN OLIVER

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

We are the Liars.

We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury.

We are cracked and broken.

A story of love and romance.

A tale of tragedy.

Which are lies?

Which is truth?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
E. Lockhart is the author of nine novels, including WE WERE LIARS, THE BOYFRIEND LIST, FLY ON THE WALL and THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS which was a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and winner of a Cybils Award for Best Young Adult Novel. Visit her online at: emilylockhart.com or on Twitter: @elockhart

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'So, @elockhart's new book WE WERE LIARS showed up the other day, and I ended up NOT GOING TO BED because WAS READING and OH MY GOD .', @MaureenJohnson

'A haunting tale about how families live within their own mythologies. Sad, wonderful, and real.', Scott Westerfeld, author of UGLIES and LEVIATHAN

'Lockhart has created a mystery with an ending most readers won't see coming, one so horrific it will prompt some to return immediately to page one to figure out how they missed it.', Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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E. Lockhart is one of our most important novelists, and she has given us her best book yet. 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

A haunting tale about how families live within their own mythologies. Sad, wonderful, and real. --Scott Westerfield, author of UGLIES and LEVIATHAN

Lockhart has created a mystery with an ending most readers won't see coming, one so horrific it will prompt some to return immediately to page one to figure out how they missed it. --Publishers Weekly Starred Review

About the Author

E. Lockhart is the author of four books about Ruby Oliver: THE BOYFRIEND LIST, THE BOY BOOK, THE TREASURE MAP OF BOYS and REAL LIVE BOYFRIENDS. She also wrote FLY ON THE WALL, DRAMARAMA and HOW TO BE BAD (the last with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle). Her novel THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS was a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and winner of a Cybils Award for Best Young Adult Novel. Visit her online at: emilylockhart.com or on Twitter: @elockhart

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 956 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Hot Key Books (15 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JWOJ8LM
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (697 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,038 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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85 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We Were Liars 17 May 2014
By Jenny, Wondrous Reads TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
We Were Liars is one of those books that I'm finding hard to review. There's so much swirling around in my head, and I'm tempted to just say READ NOW and leave it at that. I'm loathe to spoil even a page of it, so all I will say is that it's a beautifully written, haunting tale of friendship and love, truth and lies. It's quiet and it's loud but, ultimately, it's shocking and heartbreaking. I will say no more about the plot, so just grab a copy and get stuck in.

E. Lockhart's characters in We Were Liars are damaged, fun-loving, everyday teenagers with the added pressures of being from the well-known Sullivan family. They have complicated home lives, they struggle with identity and worry about their futures. Their summers are spent at an island with family, and that's where their lives are. That's where the four of them become the Liars - cousins and friends forever.

This book completely hooked me right from the beginning, making me read it all in one sitting and then leaving me reeling at the end. I loved everyone and everything about this finely-crafted story, and it's easily a book that defies any one genre. YA readers will fall in love with it, but adults will too. It's a universal tale told with maturity and style, two qualities I'm sure all fans of E. Lockhart are only too familiar with.

We Were Liars is a brilliant, brilliant book that demands a second reading. It will make you gasp and possibly cry; it will break you and then sew you back together. It wasn't at all what I was expecting when I went into it, and I'm so grateful I knew nothing about it. Don't let anyone spoil this book for you, just read it and become immersed in what awaits you.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I have heard by almost everyone who has spoken about this book, that it is best to go into it knowing absolutely nothing about the story. I would agree so I won't give a synopsis in this review, I will just give my opinion, with as little spoilers as possible. You will get more out of this book by not knowing anything about it. I've also heard that people went one of two ways after reading this book - they either had a strong emotional reaction and loved the book, or like me, they were impressed with the story but didn't have an emotional reaction. If you haven't read the book yet, I would strongly recommend that you don't read the rest of the view and that you just go and read the book.

The characters in this book can be sorted into two groups. The older, shallow, selfish, manipulative group, otherwise known as the Parents and Grandfather, and the young, intelligent peace-keepers known as The Liars. I strongly disliked the older characters, turning on each other for money and the grandfather who manipulated his daughters against one another and encouraged this behaviour. The book needed these characters in order for the story to keep moving and to make sense, but I really disliked them as people and couldn't understand why they were the way they were. The story was a perfect mystery - I never saw the twist coming, although I've read a few reviews where people guessed that it could have been one possible explanation. It would be interesting to reread the book again now, after knowing the ending to see how all of the pieces fit together so I'm sure at some point in the future, I will be doing that. I couldn't write a review without commenting briefly on the writing style - I've never read metaphors that literally made me question whether or not something really happened.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In one word - WOW 18 May 2014
By ElaineG TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book just blew me away. I started reading it and couldn't put it down, just had to keep reading right to the end. It is the story of The Beautiful Sinclairs, and in particular Cadence Sinclair who joins her extended family for the summer on their own island. Two years ago Cadence suffered an accident on the island which has left her with huge gaps in her memory. Now she is returning for the first time and hoping that her family will help her fill in those gaps.

What follows is absolutely fantastic reading. It is a story which kept me gripped right to the end and as Cadence's memory starts returning I went through a whole range of emotions - surprise, shock, horror and grief. Then right at the end, when I finally knew everything I just wanted to start reading it all over again.

I deliberately haven't said anything about the characters or the plotline because it would be too easy to spoil the read for someone else. It is one of those books that, the less you know at the start, the more enjoyable the read. Just please take my word for it, give the book a try - and I really hope you feel as stunned at the end of the read as I did.

The product description says:

1.Read this book.
2. On reaching the final page, you may experience an urgent need to read it all over again.
3. Check your friends have read it.
4. NOW YOU ARE FREE TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT IT ENDLESSLY"

And yes, yes, yes, just do it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really do not understand all the positive reviews on this book. Without spoiling it for people, I thought it was obvious what was going on with some of the liars from as soon as the main character returned. I feel that the author is trying to be mysterious and clever but hasn't got the skill or the imagination to pull it off.
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5.0 out of 5 stars haunting read
really enjoyed this book , found it hauntingly sad
Published 15 hours ago by Virginia Cassidy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Read in one sitting, couldn't put it down. Thoroughly enjoyable read!
Published 1 day ago by Andrea Burrell
5.0 out of 5 stars Hauntingly beautiful.
One of the best books I've read in a well, glued to the pages with a massive shocker I hadn't suspected at all. Lyrical writing, with a story that haunted me afterwards.
Published 1 day ago by Grace
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great read
Published 1 day ago by Mrs Freya Billington
4.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful young adult book with a brilliant twist
So occasionally I like to delve into the Young Adult genre to enjoy some escapism much in the way that even at 38 years old I still enjoy watching shows like Pretty Little Liars. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Laura smith
5.0 out of 5 stars A true gripper thriller that you won't forget!
This book is absolutely and utterly divine. Honestly when i first got it i had a bunch of people tell me it was a must read and i brushed it off like theres no way it could've been... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Yuval Attia
4.0 out of 5 stars We Were... MIND BLOWN! BOOM!
First things first, if you HAVEN'T actually read this book already, don't read this review or any others for that matter because it's honestly better to just jump right in without... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Amber-Lou
4.0 out of 5 stars Smart, well-written YA
We Were Liars falls into the 'young adult' category, with a group of teenagers as the primary characters and 17-year-old Cadence as the narrator. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Joanne Sheppard
4.0 out of 5 stars We were liarsv
This was my first E. Lockhart book and let's say overall I really enjoyed it and will defiantly check not of his books out in the future.
Published 11 days ago by Josh Waterfield
4.0 out of 5 stars A good quick read!
A good read....short chapters keep you wanting more! The more you find out the less you want to get to the end.....but you must!
Published 12 days ago by Kindle Customer
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