Monday, November 2, 2015
Review: We Were Liars
By E. Lockhart
Genre YA Contemporary
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.
The truth. (from Goodreads)
First Sentence Welcome to the beautiful Sinclair family.
What it has going for it
Since I loved Lockhart's Ruby Oliver series I knew I had to try some of her other books. I started with this one because of all the buzz it got. Lockhart's writing is beautiful. It flows along and grips you in its grasp, evoking all sorts of emotions in you.
Sadly, the emotion this books evoked in me was sadness. What a sad, sad, SAD story! Why did I read that? What redeeming lesson was to be learned? Why? Why?! Argh!
Yea or Nay?
I can't recommend such a sad story. One without a reason for all the sadness.