[Review] We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

we were liars

I was supposed to read ‘The Night Circus’, but the pace was slow for me so I stopped. I didn’t DNF it. I just got bored. I’ll get back to it soon enough. This book came in mind when I thought of something else to read. Here’s my review about it.


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 New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

Published May 13th 2014 by Delacorte Press


“Here I am frozen, when I deserve to burn.”

RATING: 4 out of 5


You want to know the truth? Well, at first, I didn’t see the point of this book. I didn’t get bored, I just couldn’t form a conclusion in my mind. I couldn’t predict that point of the story where everything goes down. All I know was that this book is full of pain and sorrow—which I felt so much.

This is my first time reading an E. Lockhart masterpiece, by the way. At the early parts of the book, I was already thinking that I would give this a 3 out of 5. Then, as I read on, the point became clear and the mystery ate me. Theories started to form in my mind, and they were ridiculous ones. Like, why the heck did I think of those things? Well, couldn’t blame myself. I was trying to figure out what secrets each character were keeping.

Speaking of characters, at first, I was kind of confused. There were so many names. It was hard for me to recognize each of them. Like, who was Taft and the twins? What were the twins’ name? And who was Penny? But, thankfully, I recognized them. And Cadence was my favourite all in all.

I loved the concept of the story—rich people and a private island. I loved how the setting was always summer and mostly in the island. There were chapters that I thought were not important to the plot, but only a few.

Then, that shocking plot twist! HOLY SHIT! I didn’t really see that coming! I wasn’t even thinking of that possibility! It was far from my theories! It left me shaken and so so sad. I know this sounds dramatic, but my heart really ached. And thinking about it know, I want to cry. It was so hard to accept, even for me. I was like, ALL THIS TIME? This was the reason why I couldn’t post a review last night. I needed to recover.

I extremely recommend this book to everyone. I hope it will make your heart ache, too. I mean, I cannot be the only one.




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