Title: We Were Liars
Page Count: 225
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.
Very different from what I’m used to, in a good way. It was refreshing to read because the words seemed raw and real, like it was genuinely somebody’s thoughts rather than carefully planned words that fit together beautifully.
I’ll be honest, I picked this book off my bookshelf because it was the shortest one and I’d just finished a really long book so wanted something that I could read quickly. I didn’t have a clue what it was about because I bought it around Christmas from the recommendation of a friend. When I started reading it, I thought it was a light-hearted easy read, something perfect for reading by the pool. I was very wrong. The ending shocked me so much I cried, a lot. You just get so attached for it all to be ripped away when you’re not expecting it. Maybe it was just me not being able to predict what would happen but it really shook me up.
Rating out of 5: 4