Aug 22, 2014

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart ~ Review

We Were Liars

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 was planning to do this review in my normal fashion, but after starting I decided, since the book was hardly worth my time to read, it is hardly worth my time to do a lengthy review.  While reading We Were Liars, I kept waiting for something substantial to happen the entire time.  There was some mysterious thing that happened that was eluded to the entire time and I kept waiting for something to happen to at least give us clues as to what had happened but they never came.  

I kept complaining the entire time I read that this book wasn't good and my family kept asking "Why are you still reading it then?" to which I would reply, "I am waiting for it to redeem itself.  I have heard it's so good!"  I had heard so many great things about it from people that I generally like similar books with so I was SURE there was going to be something to make it all click together coming up...never happened. The ending, where you finally do find out what the whole mystery was, I said to myself  "Really?  Are these characters, even as teenagers, that stupid?" Needless to say, I was very disappointed.  

This was one of the worst books I have read in the last year.  I know it worked for other people, and I am happy for them, but the only reason this book is getting a 2 from me is because I actually finished it.  I almost gave up on it several times but I guess I just needed to know what actually did happen and was waiting for that ultimate book redemption to show up even though it never did.  Thank heavens I checked this one out from the library and didn't buy it!


  1. Yikes! This book is so hit and miss! People either love it or absolutely despise it! I have yet to find someone who is in the middle with this one!

    I personally loved this but it all about the different tastes!

    I hope you get a better read next time lovely!

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

    1. I have had so many good reads this year I suppose I can't complain about one bad apple in the bunch! I know a lot that have liked this one, it just didn't really work for me at all. You are right though...different tastes for different people!

      Have a lovely weekend my dear!