Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Review of We Were Liars, by e. lockhart

You all know that I'm a big, huge (remember that scene from Pretty Woman at the clothing store on Rodeo Drive?) fan of good YA's.  Here are just a few that I have rated very high on this blog:

Wyndano's Cloak (fantasy) - A.R. Silverberry
One Moment Before - Suzi Vitello
The Princess of Las Pulgas - C. Lee McKenzie
The Illuminator's Gift (fantasy) - Alina Sayre

So, when the store manager at Kepler's told me that I had to read We Were Liars, by e. lockhart, I bought it and put it near the top of my TBR pile.  It took me a few months, but I finally got to it 13 days ago.  And I only needed 3 days to read it.  Unfortunately, I didn't read it so fast because I couldn't put it down.  It was fast because it was simply a quick, but not particularly satisfying, read.  Here's Goodreads' summary.  And notice how it's formatted. This is pretty much how the whole book read.  

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.

I don't really have much to say about We Were Liars.  It was just okay.  Both Goodreads' and Amazon readers liked it more than I did.  GR averaged 3.89/5 over 15,000+ reviews, and Amazon averaged 4.0/5.  For me, it was just a 2/4.


  1. We are Liars is still on my shelf, But I just read The Disreputable History of Frankie Laundau Banks which I enjoyed.

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. I readily admit it could just be me. She and this book seem to be pretty popular.