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We Were Liars

by E. Lockhart

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Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.
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DNF after chapter 10 as the writing style was tedious and there was nothing to hold (or even pique) my interest even a little ( )
1 vote bellac89 | Jul 29, 2023 |
Um... hmm.

Very little plot. Very little characterization. Annoying prose.

Curiosity will always defeat my respect for my own time, so I stuck with this one so I could find out about the bIg TwIsT eNdInG. Lesson learned, not every book that is popular on TikTok lives up to the hype. ( )
1 vote annikaleigh89 | Jul 26, 2023 |
An excellent YA novel with a twist you won't see coming ( )
  leahorr | Jul 9, 2023 |
Can't give any spoilers. ( )
  pollycallahan | Jul 1, 2023 |
plot twist was great but the whole book was kinda boring ?but it was a fast read and i also appreciate the important stuff in it ( )
  chardenlover | Jun 14, 2023 |
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Of course I won't reveal the twists and turns of the cunning plot, but I can say that when the secret at the heart of the book is finally revealed, it turns out to be nastier and more shocking than anything I had imagined. This is a cunning, clever and absolutely gripping novel, full of surprises, which sent me straight back to its first page as soon as I reached the last.
added by souloftherose | editGuardian, Josh Lacey (Jul 5, 2014)
What really makes a book of the summer is when we surprise ourselves. It’s not just about being fascinated by a book. It’s about being fascinated by the fact that we’re fascinated.

The odds:4-1
We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
Pros: Rich people on an island; sharp, funny-sad writing; a head-snapping fourth­quarter reveal.
Cons: It’s a YA novel, so some adults might pass.

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