12 May 2014

Review: We Were Liars

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Publisher: Delacorte
Publishing date: May 13, 2014

WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart is an astonishingly simple, yet sophisticated story about a wealthy family and their dire attempts to keep the prestigious title their family name holds. Behind the abundant wealth, the private islands, and the perfect blond-haired, square-chinned heirs, life is nowhere near so simple. Despite “living the dream,” not everyone in the Sinclair family is satisfied with all the world’s riches and money, including Cadence Sinclair. In fact, when a traumatic accident sends Cadence into a world of medical disaster and lost identity, it is up to her cousins, and a summer romance to help her heal the physical and emotional wounds, and find out what really happened the night of the accident.

The novel, WE WERE LIARS, is a well written, suspenseful story that is simple in context, but packs a meaning greater than the sum of its parts. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a story that will keep them at the edge of their seat, always wanting more. Not only is the story an easy read due to the simple text, but it is a book you will want to sit and think about after you have finished. Constantly the plot line changes, venturing to new and exciting places, full of anticipation. E. Lockhart’s novel teaches the reader that sometimes perfect images can be corrupt, and love and strong bonds overthrow the value of wealth. I would recommend this book for ages thirteen and up due some brutalities, and a certain age is required to understand the larger meanings.

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