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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  

We Were Liars

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One of our Books of the Year 2014 A gripping story with a brilliantly shocking ending. Rich, beautiful, privileged – the Sinclair clan seem to have it all. For Cadence and her cousins that means long hot summers on their special holiday island. Days of swimming and picnics and parties. But around them swirl the problems of their parents and particularly, the complex issues of their inheritance. When Cadence hits her head in an accident she can’t remember anything about how it might have happened; a whole section of her life is missing. It is only when she goes back to the family island that the truth slowly and painfully becomes clear.

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A Piece of Passion from Emma Matthewson, Editor-at-Large, Hot Key Books "This has been one of those books that just sucked everybody in from the moment we started reading. E. Lockhart has written a book of contrasts and of many parts, and that is what makes this book so very, very extraordinary and addictive. It is a book that was born to be talked about."

Sarah Odedina, Hot Key MD, says: "Everyone at Hot Key Books is so excited and energised by having this breathtaking book on the list. It is a one-sitting heart-pounding read. It is quite simply unique and we know we are going to have a spectacular time bringing it to the attention of readers."

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Sophia Ufton - 'Brilliant book! Couldn't put it down, finished it in one sitting.' Read full review >
  • Lauren Coffman - 'This book is interesting, exciting and the ending will stun almost every reader. It is a very clever book which I thoroughly enjoyed. I spent hours reading We Were Liars and could not put it down.' Read full review >
  • Clare Taylor - 'It keeps you reading because you want to know what happened to Cady and how she ended up having her accident in the sea and loosing her memories.  When you find out it's not what you expect at all.' Read full review >
  • Rosa Boran - 'This was a really good book.  It was so sad and happy at the same time and really blew me away. I really enjoyed it.'Read full review >
  • Carla McGuigan - 'This book is by far one of the best novels I have ever read.' Read full review >
  • Aine Gray - 'This book is unbelievable: it has to be one of the best books I have ever read.' Read full review >
  • Sarah Gray - 'I thought this book was totally amazing with an ending that will haunt readers for a long time. It was so unexpected that I was breathless and shouted WHAT!!!!!!!!!' Read full review >
  • Ellie Frost - 'This book makes you want to read on to find the answers to Cadence's problems, and also evokes a long teenage summer, being in love and just hanging around with family.' Read full review >
  • Jade Craddock - A wonderful YA novel that shocks and delights in equal measure. Something special and unique.' Read full review >
  • Delilah Acworth - 'an incredible book full of mental and occasional physical anguish...A tale full of hidden memories and tear stained faces.' Read full review >
  • Jenny Duffy, adult - 'I loved this book so much that once I had finished, I turned back to the start and read it over again. One of the most surprising books I have ever encountered, and also one of the best written.' Read full review >
  • Poppy Osborne, age 17 - 'A truly unforgettable book that was gripping and enchanting.' Read full review >
  • Daisy Pennock, age 15 - 'One of the best books I've ever read.' Read full review >

Synopsis

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We are the Liars. We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury. We are cracked and broken. It is a story of love and romance. It is a tale of tragedy. Which are lies? Which is truth?

This book will draw you in, envelop you, surprise you and still leave you wanting more....If you've read it, you know you need to talk about it. So get a copy for a friend and start the discussion. If your friend has read it, they'll need to talk about it. So be a good friend, read it and talk about it......

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Reviews

E. Lockhart is one of our most important novelists, and she has given us her best book yet. Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, WE WERE LIARS is utterly unforgettable. John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS So, @elockhart's new book WE WERE LIARS showed up the other day, and I ended up NOT GOING TO BED because WAS READING and OH MY GOD. Maureen Johnson A haunting tale about how families live within their own mythologies. Sad, wonderful, and real. Scott Westerfeld, author of UGLIES and LEVIATHAN A beautifully written page-turner ... When you've finished reading you'll be desperate to pass WE WERE LIARS on Cosmopolitan Lockhart has created a mystery with an ending most readers won't see coming, one so horrific it will prompt some to return immediately to page one to figure out how they missed it. Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review This is a cunning, clever and absolutely gripping novel, full of surprises, which sent me straight back to its first page as soon as I reached the last. The Guardian This is an ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing. The New York Times Stylish, compelling and heartbreaking (...) I'm in awe of E. Lockhart's control and characterisation here -- Liz Flanagan theguardian.com We Were Liars is a story about growing up. Finding yourself and loosing yourself. It's a dark story about the destructive power held by secrets, the damaging effects of a family trauma and the tragedy that can be caused by love -- Lauren Molyneaux Live Ribble Valley, GOOD READ We Were Liars is a literary musing on young love, memory, coming-of-age, and tragedy with a deliciously twisty ending Huffingtonpost.com Don't mind me, I'm just still crying about this book. I heard so much about We Were Liars in 2015, but sort of passed it off as your usual overly-dramatic young adult contemporary. I would like to formally apologise to this book for ever thinking that. This is a book of secrets, and it will kick you in the gut. It's a quick read so, please, just give it a try Magic and Musings We Were Liars is a moving young adult novel with a twist so intese, you won't see it coming teenvogue.com Love, mystery, amnesia, and a group of teenagers. What can we say about this? It'll leave you stunned sugarscape.com


About the Author

E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart is the author of four books about Ruby Oliver: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends. She also wrote Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, and How to Be Bad (the last with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle). Her novel The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks was a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and winner of a Cybils Award for Best Young Adult Novel.

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Publication date

13th May 2014

Author

E. Lockhart

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Author's Website

www.emilylockhart.com/
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Publisher

Hot Key Books

Format

Paperback
240 pages
Interest Age: From 16

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
The Zoella Book Club
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Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)
Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781471403989

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