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E. Lockhart

Author of We Were Liars

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About the Author

E. Lockhart is the author of We Were Liars, Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and the Ruby Oliver quartet: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends. She also co-authored How to Be Bad with Lauren Myracle and show more Sarah Mlynowski. Lockhart's Disreputable History was a Printz Award honor book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and recipient of the Cybils Award for best young adult novel. Lockhart has a doctorate in English literature from Columbia University and currently teaches creative writing at Hamline University's MFA program in Writing for Children. In 2015 the title We Were Liars made the Silver Inky Awards shortlist. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Includes the names: E. Lockhart, Emily Jenkins E. Lockhart

Also includes: Emily Jenkins (1)

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Works by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars (2014) 6,710 copies
The Boyfriend List (2005) 1,430 copies
Genuine Fraud (2017) 908 copies
Upside-Down Magic (2015) 806 copies
The Boy Book (2006) 634 copies
Dramarama (2007) 547 copies
Sticks & Stones (2016) 532 copies
Family of Liars (2022) 520 copies
Showing Off (2016) 400 copies
The Treasure Map of Boys (2009) 382 copies
How to Be Bad (2008) 337 copies
Dragon Overnight (2017) — Author — 279 copies
Real Live Boyfriends (2010) 268 copies
Five Creatures (2001) 207 copies
Weather or Not (2018) 204 copies
Again Again (2020) 204 copies
Toy Dance Party (2008) 194 copies
A Greyhound, a Groundhog (2017) 177 copies
The Big Shrink (2019) 173 copies
That New Animal (2005) 120 copies
Invisible Inkling (2011) 119 copies
The Little Bit Scary People (2008) 109 copies
What Happens on Wednesdays (2007) 90 copies
Skunkdog (2008) 80 copies
The Fun Book of Scary Stuff (2015) 45 copies
Sugar Would Not Eat It (2009) 37 copies
Daffodil (2004) 36 copies
Tiger and Badger (2016) 35 copies
Love You When You Whine (2006) 34 copies
Daffodil, Crocodile (2007) 23 copies
Princessland (2017) 16 copies
Again Again (2020) 11 copies
Plonk, Plonk, Plonk! (2006) 8 copies
Family of Liars 6 copies
Num, Num, Num! (2006) 6 copies
Up, Up, Up! (2006) 6 copies
Hug, Hug, Hug! (2006) 5 copies
Forse ci ritroveremo (2021) 2 copies
FAMILY OF LIARS (2023) 2 copies
Klamczucha (2018) 1 copy
Trouble vérité (2019) 1 copy
Bad Girls (2018) 1 copy

Associated Works

21 Proms (2007) — Contributor — 297 copies
Who Done It? (2013) — Contributor — 133 copies
Book History (Volume 1) (1998) — Contributor — 6 copies


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This book was really interesting. In a way, I feel I have a love hate relationship-as I do with many books I read-with this piece. I loved the idea and the ending to this book, but it could do with a little less pretension from all of the characters. Although, I think I understand what the author was going for and the point was quite clear, but sometimes it gets lost in the dialogue with the characters and you can't help but despise them at times.

However, not many books make my eyes water (lol), and this one managed to do so. The ending-or close to ending-was so beautifully written, that it did stir up a lot of emotions. I have to give Lockhart credit for being able to do that through the power of the pen. I feel that some authors miss the mark when trying to portray a moment of complete and utter emotional climax. But Lockhart hit it spot on. Well done!

All in all, I do recommend this book if you're not phased by pretentious rich white families who could use a huge dose of humbleness.
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KrabbyPattyCakes | 429 other reviews | Dec 3, 2023 |
: The award-winning YA book TikTok can’t stop talking about!
Ardscoil | 429 other reviews | Nov 23, 2023 |
This was my first E. Lockhart book, but I am pretty sure it won't be my last. Genuine Fraud was an intense read, and I whizzed through it as I just could not put it down. I had so many questions, and a burning curiosity to understand what was going on... and just who Jule and Imogen are. This is a book filled with twists and turns and surprises just around the corner: while definitely enjoyable, that makes it incredibly hard to review this book without spoilers, which is why this review will probably be much shorter than usual.

I deeply enjoyed reading this book: it was fast-paced and full of suspense, and even though I had suspected a few of the twists from fairly early on, it kept me guessing myself right up to the end. The narrator is deeply unreliable, and none of the characters can be trusted, which makes this read even more delicious to devour in few sittings if (like me) you like working your brain to understand twisted relationships.

I have to admit, none of the characters were particularly (read: at all) likable: most of them are spoilt rich kids who do little more than travel, shop and enjoy themselves, while complaining about how miserable they are. They were, however, extremely well drawn, and while I disliked them profoundly, I found them to be very believable. Most of the stuff that happened appeared to me fairly unrealistic anyway, but overall worked well within the novel, so that I almost never questioned how a particular thing could be happening.

One thing I wasn't too convinced by was the way in which it was narrated. The story is told almost entirely backwards, starting with an event and working our way to how it all started. I thought this was a brilliant and very original way to tell a story, until I actually got into the book. While I liked the theory of it, I found reading backwards to be much too complicated for me, and I soon started feeling slightly confused and ended up losing track of some details. This was entirely me, though, and you might enjoy it greatly and not feel confused at all!

Overall, this was a very entertaining read, and would have been perfect if it hadn't managed to thoroughly confuse me after a while.

I received an e-arc of this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley. This did not affect my opinion of the book in any way.
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bookforthought | 49 other reviews | Nov 7, 2023 |
Trigger warnings: Murder, death of a friend, blood depiction, physical injury, death of a father

5/10, this was another crime novel which was misplaced in the realistic section of the library, it's more crime than realistic so I must tell my library about that. That being said this was another crime novel that wasn't enjoyable to read at all since it was just so confusing and there weren't really any protagonists in there. The way the story is told is so perplexing I couldn't even wrap my head around it since it started off with the second last chapter then it goes backwards and in the end it ends at the last chapter like a book normally would so at least there's that. The main character Jules wasn't really a protagonist at all because she killed two people and then covered up the murders so I felt I was reading the villain's part of the story but there aren't any other points of view and the suspense wasn't even there due to how the story was laid out. The characters didn't make any sense because other characters believed that Imogen and Brooke died of accidental causes or killed themselves and then I jump to a previous chapter before they were killed which was very disorienting. If you like crime novels skip this one and try The Inheritance Games series instead of this.… (more)
Law_Books600 | 49 other reviews | Nov 3, 2023 |



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