Thursday, June 19, 2014

We Were Liars

I wish I could be the first to write about We Were Liars by E Lockhart. But, by now I have seen several reviews on this book.  I had this book as an ARC before Christmas and had even begun reading it, but I was interrupted so many times as we packed up things for our kitchen remodeling project, that the book was set aside and in fact, I had to look through one of the boxes of papers and "stuff" when one of my friends encouraged me to read it so we could discuss it.

And as soon as I was done reading, I called Kristin on the phone. Because I did want to discuss.  We Were Liars really intrigued me.  

A group of cousins spends their summers together at their families vacation home. Each family has their own house, as does their grandfather.  Teenagers, the cousins look forward to this time together, and Cadence, the narrator of the story, recalls summers past.  She refers to something that happened, but when it is finally revealed, I was totally surprised. I never saw it coming.

I don't want to spoil this for anyone, because We Were Liars is a must read. I haven't read Lockhart's work before (I know I'm in the minority, there), but I will definitely be checking out her previous novels.

This one gives plenty to discuss and think about, and makes me want to go back and re-read it just so I can see if there were hints as to how this story would end.


Gerbera Daisy Diaries said...

It's next on my stack to read. Like...start tomorrow.

Ti said...

I just requested it on audio. Let's see how long it takes for me to get it.

BTW, did you ever do a big kitchen reveal? If you did, I must have missed it.