Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We Were Liars

18339662Goodreads Says:    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.

My Thoughts:

-    I love the writing style. There were short choppy lines, but most of the book wasn't . I liked how the author mixed those styles. It worked really well.

-    The random fairy tales were weird. I could see how they applied, but I didn't think they were needed. It just took time away from the story.

-    There was a lot of heavy swearing, lots of F bombs.

-    The book was slow. The characters do a whole lot of nothing.

-    I was told the ending had a big crazy twist that I wouldn't see coming. Well, I figured out what was going on pretty quick. The book had an M. Night Shyamalan feel to it, and once I thought of his movies, the ending was pretty obvious. 

-    I wasn't a big fan of this one. 


  1. If you want to discuss this book even more my book club is reading it this month on goodreads: I just checked the book out from the library for the discussion!

  2. Love your review style! Just wanted to let you know that I tagged you for the ten book challenge :) You can find out more here: Love at First Write

  3. I feel like this book only works if you don't see the twist coming. I didn't see it coming, so I liked it, but understand why you didn't. Also, your M. Night Shyamalan comparison is brilliant - this is totally in his wheelhouse. :)