We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Cady Sinclair comes from an established, wealthy family. They spend their summers on a private island off the coast of New England, where Cady and her close group of cousins, The Liars, thoughtlessly spend their days. But one summer Cady has a terrible accident, the result of which gives her terrible migraines and has wiped out most of her memory of the summer. In We Were Liars, Cady must remember what happened, discover why everyone is lying to her, or remain forever broken and alone.

Wow! We Were Liars is simply amazing. It’s not too long, packed with great dialogue, and has a twist that will blow you away. Seriously. Usually I can see twists coming, but this one really surprised me. There’s also a lot to think about while reading — class differences, prejudice, greed, romance, you name it. I’m surprised that Lockhart accomplished so much in less than 250 pages, but she did! Keep your eye on this one! I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s headed for some awards!

Rating: 5/5

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