Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


We Were Liars is a Young Adult/coming of age story, 227 pages. First published in 2014.

We are liars

We are beautiful and privileged

We are cracked and broken

A tale of love and romance

A tale of tragedy

Which are lies?

Which is truth?

You decide

We Were Liars was probably one of the biggest books of 2014, everyone was reading it. I was excited to jump in and see what it was about. I didn’t read much about it, other than a few reviews on Goodreads which told me nothing other than most people were not expecting the ending.

I was one of those people.

The story follows three cousins and their friend during their summers on the family island. Cadence is trying to piece together her memories after an accident during their summer on the island when they were fifteen.

There is a huge twist at the end. I’ll admit that I cried a couple of times while reading it.

I can understand why this novel was such a huge hit when it was released. It’s beautifully tragic and grips a reader until the very end.


E. Lockhart is the author of We Were Liars, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, The Boyfriend List and several other novels.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

    • I didn’t see it coming at all! I was waiting for something unexpected due to reading the reviews that said they hadn’t been expecting the ending, but I still wasn’t prepared for it.
      Thanks for the lovely comment 🙂

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