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December 17, 2015

We Were Liars


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Young Adult Fiction
2014 Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Read by Ariadne Meyers
Finished on May 13, 2015
Rating: 3/5 (Good)




Publisher’s Blurb:

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.

I thoroughly enjoyed John Green’s young adult book, The Fault in Our Stars, so when I started hearing a lot of praise for this new “must-read” teen novel, I decided to give the audio a try. It held my interest, but it was far too predictable (and young) for my taste. I figured out the “mystery” very early on and became bored with the storyline, eager to reach the ending and see how the author tied things up. Not a book I’d recommend, but it did help pass the time while traveling.

6 comments:

  1. This one was just okay for me too. I passed it on to an avid-reader teen who declared it "boring," so I'm not sure why it was so hyped.

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    1. I suspect this is the case of the wrong audience. I'll bet a lot of teens enjoyed it, but not so many adults.

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  2. I remember reading this (in print) over a beautiful summer weekend and really enjoying it. Didn't see the final twist coming and wanted to go back to the beginning right away to see what I missed, or look for clues. Since I don't read much YA, there wasn't much I could compare it with. Have yet to read John Green, though The Fault in Our Stars has been on my kindle for nearly two years.

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    1. I wonder what part I read that revealed the final twist.

      Oh, I think you'll love The Fault in Our Stars! I thought it was fantastic. That and Eleanor & Park. Two wonderful YA books!

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