Jul 05, 2021shathhh rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars follows Cadence Sinclair Eastman, who spends summer vacations on her wealthy family’s private island. There are three houses inherited, and Cadence spends time with “The Liars”, consisting of her cousins and a friend. One summer, there was an accident that Cadence could not recall. Going back to the island summers later, Cadence begins to recall events leading upto the accident.
This book was intriguing and kept me hooked throughout. I was truly shocked by the ending, and definitely still am to this day. We Were Liars dealt with topics like familial conflict, wealth, love, and maturity with beautiful, poetic writing. Being a teenager, I definitely connected to scenes of familial drama. Chapters with Cadence and her cousins, remind me of my own memories. However, the book did feel a little confusing, slow and uneventful at times. As well, the characters’ personalities were almost shallow and lacked personality. That being stated, this was overall an intense, beautiful, and definitely sorrowful story. The details were expressed well, the plot twist was well revealed, and I was inspired by Lockhart’s writing style. This was definitely a memorable book that is one of my favourites to date, and a great thriller that I would recommend.