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.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is hyped because of its twist. I have seen this book being mentioned a couple of times. All I knew about it is that it has a shocking twist. Being the curious reader that I am, I had to read it and discover the twist.
This is the story of Cad, Gat, Johnny and Mirren. The four are friends, family who spend each summer together at a beautiful, secluded island. Their summers are fun, full of adventure and lots of beautiful memories are made. However, things change when an accident occurs.
Now, I started reading this book looking for the twist. This made it easy for me to see the signs and quickly guess what it was. I kept reading to find out whether I was right and yes, I was. Without the shocking twist, this was an easy, fairly captivating, quick, short read. I think what I liked was the cute romance that began on the island. I also liked the setting because I can’t resist a good beach story. The fairy tales used in the narrative were twisted and interesting.
I just wish that I had been blindsided by the twist then maybe I would have enjoyed this book much more than I did.