[Book Review] We Were Liars


Title: We Were Liars

Author: E. Lockhart

Genre: Young Adult

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Pages: 242 pages

Publication: May 2014

Rating: 4 of 5 stars


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.

We Were Liars is a story about Liars (a group of Cadence, Mirren, Johnny and Gat). Cady is our narrator here and she tells us the story about her family, The Sinclair, who always spend their holiday in a private island that belongs to her grandfather.

Because of the accident that happened to Cady two years ago, she has amnesia and loses contact with the Liars. And because of her condition, she couldn’t join her families at holidays, but not this year. This summer she returns to the island so she could meet the Liars again and she’s willing to find the missing puzzle of her memory from the accident that happened to her two years ago.

So, will Cady find the truth answer? Read We Were Liars to find out 😉

It is good to be loved, even though it will not last.


I thought the story was about a rich girl and her families like in Gossip Girl. But I was wrong.

We Were Liars portrayed the Liars, a group of teenagers who have formed a strong bond of their friendship. They wanting to be free and longing for acceptance. And despite of their young age and different backgrounds, they already realize that their love to each other is more important than everything.

Life feels beautiful that day. The four of us liars, we have always been. We always will be.

I have to admit that the beginning of the story felt a little bit weird I had to push myself to keep reading. I don’t know. I think I don’t like the confusing narration that was used. But in the middle, it became more intriguing. Finally.

The plot was slowly unravel.The story then told through the voice of a confused and emotional Cady which made me more curious about what the hell happened at the accident I made some theories about that. And when the truth finally revealed, I was glad and also sad when I realized that I was right about the whole things 😦

(well, the title and the hints all over the pages made it so easy to guess :p )


image source: here

I recommend this book to you who enjoy the story that makes you wonder.

4 stars for The Liars.

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