We Were Liars

by E. Lockhart

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LoveReading View on We Were Liars

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.

We Were Liars Synopsis

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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We Were Liars 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 >

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ISBN: 9781471403989
Publication date: 13/05/2014
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471403989
Publication date: 13th May 2014
Author: E. Lockhart
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage),

About 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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