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.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense that will leave you reeling.
If anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
Songs: Things We Lost In The Fire – Bastille, Au Revoir – One Republic
What was that?
Oh god, I can’t deal with this ending.
Ok, I’ve sort of recovered from the shock. This book is just so haunting. It sticks in your mind and just stays there. It’s not just the plot that sticks to your head, it’s the messages, it’s the characters, it’s Cadence’s voice. The whole book is just amazing.
While it may only be 225 pages long, Liars holds so much more weight than that. I was actually quite bored in the beginning but it soon picked up after the family politics started kicking in. We Were Liars might have a rich family as the basis for its plot but somehow anyone can relate to the family drama. I really felt for Cadence and the Liars because the Sinclairs are one messed up family. They’re ruled by their wealth, especially the mothers, which is very reflective of society today with its materialistic drive.
It’s been formatted differently with the chapters sometimes flowing into each other. This is what makes the story so interesting. The POV switches back and forth from the past to the present and it’s hard to distinguish one from the other. It’s why the whole book works. It put me off at the start but as you get further into the book, it makes sense why its been formatted in the flowing way that it has been.
We Were Liars is definitely not your typical YA stuff. It has a lot of depth and thought put into the world, plot and characters and I really appreciate that. All I have to say is, go read it and listen to the Liars’ story.