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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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as a whole I enjoyed this very much, though it was a bit predictable after a point it is told beautifully. ( )
  literarylifelines | May 13, 2021 |
This is one of those books that gets better as you read. At first, I was "what in this world is this?" but half-way through this small book I was beginning to see the genius behind it. It was helpful that I read this in practically one sitting. I have to say I'm not a fan of the narrator. She is both an unlikeable narrator and an unreliable narrator, and while it was good for the concept of this book, I did not enjoy it. The saving grace was that it made me cry. Not a lot, but enough for me to know that I genuinely care about these characters. ( )
  afrozenbookparadise | Apr 22, 2021 |
That ending, wow. ( )
  mbellucci | Apr 10, 2021 |
"Var det bare det?" tænkte jeg da plottwistet kom. Al den spænding og opbygning for så lidt. Måske havde jeg for høje forventninger. Fin, men lidt ligegyldig, historie. ( )
  heineaaen | Apr 4, 2021 |
What an amazing read. I adore the way E Lockhart writes and tells a story. Read this. ( )
  juniestars | Mar 17, 2021 |
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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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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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