Saturday, June 21, 2014

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Another recommendation by Books On The Nightstand podcast. Another GREAT recommendation.

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.

I can't, wouldn't, give away anything in this review, because it is a jaw-dropper. A WTF? book. A go-back-to-the-beginning-and-reread-instantly book to see HOW you possibly missed this.

You missed the twist, the WTF moment because the book is so well-written. Cadence Sinclair, one of the first Sinclair grandchilden, one of the golden ones, has an accident on the family's private island. Her memory is lost and we step into the book where she's trying to remember her accident and the events surrounding it.

This is a book that would appeal to adults and young adults. It's a short 240 pages. I didn't read it in one sitting, although I would have if I could have. But there was nothing that I picked up that would have pointed out the twist. Once I caught a glimpse of it, I was hooked.

Go. Read. NOW. 
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