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We Were Liars
We Were Liars | E Lockhart
A New York Times Bestseller One of James Patterson's "Favorite Thrillers for the Beach" (New York Times) "Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents." --Wall Street Journal"A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten." --Parade.com "Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." --John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars "You're going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending." --Breia Brissey, Entertainment Weekly 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. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Read it.And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. "An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing." --New York Times Book Review "No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is...[Lockhart's] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic." --The Chicago Tribune
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gfox
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I've been told that I always pick dark books, and after loving this one, as much as I do, I can't argue that. I can not recommend this book enough; just when you think you have it figured out, you realize you don't. A true coming-of-age story. I loved the way the author used the various fairy tales as a way to tell the tragic story. Seriously....if you haven't read this book, do it now!

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magyklyXdelish
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First 5 of the year and the first since August!

While I did predict the twist about halfway through, it didn‘t take away from my enjoyment. I thought this was beautifully written and it tugged at my heartstrings. I also agree with the people that say you should go into this one as blind as possible.

Free Space for #BookSpinBingo

Basil for #Pantone2022

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6d
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magyklyXdelish
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I adore books with maps 😍

I‘ve heard many good things about this and it‘s “shocking” ending. Hope I‘m not let down 🤞🏼

ICantImReading I loved this book!! 7d
Moonprismpower This was really good 7d
magyklyXdelish @Moonprismpower I‘m loving it so far! I‘m only 30ish pages in tho lol 7d
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Lydiaschuch
We Were Liars | E Lockhart

Such a good book, you would never expect how it all wraps up. So cool reading it twice and getting a better understanding of it all!

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joja1la
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Even tho I did not like the plot-twist I liked the book!

https://bookreviewbyjohanna.wordpress.com/2021/12/04/we-were-liars/

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Sci.Cricketts
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4/5. During the beginning, I was annoyed by the main characters obsession with one of the boys. What a twist and turn of a book. Not many young adult books keep me guessing. This one had quite the surprise.

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ErraticElle
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I've loved E. Lockhart for a long time & I'm a fan of her style. The characters & setup were good, but the plot (while still enjoyable) was pretty predictable. Still, I found it to be a quick & easy read. It needs to be clearly recommended as a mystery contemporary, not a thriller. So...if you enjoy E. Lockhart, don't let the haters sway you. Read this novel. Just remember...it's YA, NOT a thriller, & the twist is good but won't blow you away.

GondorGirl I'll be honest, I didn't see the twist coming and it gutted me (I mean, I knew there was going to be a twist, just not what it was). I ugly cried so hard I snotted on my cat. 😅 3mo
ErraticElle @GondorGirl I think if I had read it when it was first published, this likely would have been my reaction. There was just too much scuttlebutt around it for me to go in without being a bit overly suspicious. I wasn‘t ever specifically told the plot, but I think something must have given me ideas. 3mo
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addisonskretting
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Mehso-so

good book but it is a very slow start and not good at keeping me engaged.

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MartinaLove
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3.5 ⭐

This book took me by surprise. I wasn't expecting that ending at all.
I like how Cadence tells the story of their childhood up to when they became teenagers.
I truly belief the best way to read this book in going in blindly. Following the story as Cadence tells it with her three best friends. Mirren, Johnny and Gat.
A story about secrets, heartbreaks and a terrible truth.

#TeamSlaughter
@Clwojick

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StaceGhost
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Thank you @AprilMae for a beautiful fall swap! this was so cool! Can‘t wait to dive in to everything ❤️😊🙏🏻 #litsylovefallswap @Bookgoil #llfs @rsteve388

Bookgoil Such a fun package! ❤️😍 3mo
StaceGhost @Bookgoil I know!! My partner and I may have made ourselves a little sick eating all the candy haha! 3mo
StaceGhost Finished We Were Liars and guessed the ending accurately early on but still loved it! Now my son and I are reading Alice in Wonderland 3mo
AprilMae So glad you liked everything! 3mo
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MartinaLove
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On to the next book. 📚
I had this book on my TBR forever. It's about time I read it.

#TeamSlaughter
@Clwojick
#Scarathlon

Linsy Love this one! 4mo
MartinaLove @Linsy I was suppose to read it this week but I received my order from Chapter earlier than I expected. 😂 4mo
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im.that.gurl.that.reads
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I loved this book, it was very good but also emotional. I hated when the truth came out about the lairs and they all eneded up passing, it was so sad I cried for like a week 👍

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sarahtalbot
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Mehso-so

I heard so many good reviews on this book, so I thought I would give it a read. I was expecting an eventful book that I would not be able to put down. The book was the opposite. I started reading it in the summer but put it down because it wasn‘t sticking with me.

sarahtalbot The characters were well developed and the overall tone was getting me through. The plot took a very long time to develop and there was almost to much going on every chapter. Overall, if you like a book about family struggles, adventures, mystery and love with no boundaries this is the book for you. 4mo
LibrarianRyan I agree. I was not into this book at all. But I find that to be true of all E Lochart books I have read. Everyone else loves it and I'm just like ehhh. 4mo
sarahtalbot The main theme of the novel is the consequences surrounding one‘s mistakes. It is centred on the seemingly perfect, wealthy Sinclair family who spend every summer on their private island. Not every summer is perfect. During summer 15 Cadence had an accident. 2 years later her cousins aka The Liars re-emerge to prompt her to remember the accident. (edited) 4mo
rubyslippersreads All I can say is, don‘t let your reading companion know what happens to the only likeable characters in the book. 4mo
MissYaremcio Nicely done Sarah!! I really liked your bluntness with your review! If this book by Lochart isn't speaking to you, I have another on my shelf you might like! 6/6 (Also your dog is adorable!!) 4mo
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BeeMagical
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Mehso-so

Book 105🎧
Welp…that got dark! I enjoyed the book but it didn‘t blow my mind. It had a good twist but a bit irritating with all the family bickering.
I cringed every time the aunties used their kids in their inheritance war🤭

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Isabella.Cook35
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Huge plot twist

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Jess_Franzino
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Mehso-so

I def think I missed a lot in listening to it over Audible as opposed to reading it. Still, the narrator confused me. Like, metaphors & symbolism are great —so long as it‘s clear that‘s what it is. (Ie. I spent the 1st half of the book thinking her dad had literally shot her). Though, the twist haunts me, so , extra points for that. #20in4

BookDragonNotWorm The twist completely blindsided me and made me cry! Totally unexpected. 5mo
Jess_Franzino @BookDragonNotWorm Yeah. The twist has hurt me. Like, I had a literal bad dream last night from the twist 😢 I think I missed a lot of this book by listening to it rather than reading it, sadly. But that twist. Omg. 5mo
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gfox
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Still on track to make my goal for the year

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mschenk
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?/10 this book was SO hyped and I feel a little dissatisfied? Idk it feels like a cop out with the supernatural element but it made me cry nevertheless. Still heartbreaking, but I just also feel like they built up so much suspension to the fire and there are holes? It just speeds by I feel like. It‘s hard to explain. I also feel like the author relies to much on the whole “we are different people in the summer” to not explain the characters.

mschenk Then again as I‘m thinking about it, the whole we don‘t know anything ab eachother outside of this could‘ve been because they are literally dead haha. But I‘m just conflicted w this one. 5mo
magyklyXdelish The thing I don‘t understand is why they couldn‘t just douse the house and when they are safely outside then throw in a match? That part seemed weird. But I still have it a 5 🙈 6d
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Book_nerd1996
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This book was so heartbreakingly sad! It made you think afterwards that's for sure!

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Jody3
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We Were Liars is well written, suspenseful story that focuses on the privileged Sinclair family. It is told from the point of view of Candence Sinclair Easton. It had three other characters, Johnny, Gat and Mirren and these four formed the Liars. All the characters are quite layered and complex. They appear to be one thing but as the story progresses, we find there is another side to them that we hadn't seen before.

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lucym
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Mehso-so

I was actually really excited to read this book. However, for me, when I started the book it was really hard to actually like any of the characters or relate to them - even the main protagonist. However as the story progressed it, it actually started to make sense and the story started to fall into place. The story is a great premise, but it couldn‘t have been better had there been more relatable subjects. 3/5 🌟from me. 🌞

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walkwithabook
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I was bored at first but then by the middle of the book it picked up & then the twist comes ! I love those I wasn‘t ready like always . Very good read.

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StuckOnChapter13
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Mehso-so

One of my biggest pet peeves in a thriller is when the twist is a supernatural element. It rubs me the wrong way every single time and that's all I'm going to say.
But, I did really enjoy the fairy tale retellings. I thought they were clever and it kept the story intriguing. In conclusion, I do think this book would be a great read for a lot of people but due to my circumstances and preferences, I couldn't love it.

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chlolovesbooks
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

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megbmore
We Were Liars | E Lockhart

Hey, @bibliotekate, do you like this book as much as I do?

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maich
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#LitsySpringBreak #island
@alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @thekidsupstair

I found this on my tbr shelf and friend who recommend it said that this book is set on an island. I'm not sure when will read it.🤷‍♀️

#wewereliars #elockhart #ya #yamystery #youngadult #tbr #march #litsyfun

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roseallen19
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I cannot really say much without spoiling but read this book! It is the most soul-fulfilling, gut-wrenching, heart destroying book on the planet. It‘s absolutely amazing!!

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paytanmal
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Mehso-so

Everyone was raving about this so I had to read it! The book was slow all the way up to the last 50 pages. I found myself eager to finish the book though and was reading through it fast because everyone was talking about a “huge plot twist” at the end. When i got to the end, it was kind of something I already was anticipating. It was still a good light book to read but would rate it a 3.5/5 star book ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Neesay
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If you want to live where people are not afraid of mice, you must give up living in palaces.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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TheKidUpstairs ❤📚🏞 11mo
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Eggs
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A YA psychological thriller with a beach setting

#beach #litsyspringbreak @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs

TheKidUpstairs ❤📚🏖 11mo
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roseeemarie
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I went into this book knowing nothing about it and that‘s how I would recommend reading it. At first, the main character got on my nerves somewhat. That changed for me and I found myself caring about the liars and the ending made me cry. I don‘t think this book is life changing or anything but it wraps you up in the setting/atmosphere and the ending definitely isn‘t what I expected. #wewereliars

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roseeemarie
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My library has been closed due to all the snow but it was finally back in business today. I snagged this book because it‘s supposed to have a twist ending 🤷🏼‍♀️
I haven‘t read a book by E.Lockhart since I was in High School but bring it on.

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WonderlandMind
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I really enjoyed this book even though it had its problems. The writing was very confusing for the most part. While I did not guess the twist or ending, I felt that some of the plot line was left unfinished. It was a quick read and enjoyable. I‘m not sure I actually connected with any of the main characters, but I did sympathize every once in a while.

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KimberlyJuracich
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This book is heart breaking. It captures grief beautifully. You can kind of guess what happens in the end but still beautiful.

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Rachel725
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This is officially one of my new favorite books. It deals with grief so beautifully. Its characters are so genuine and real. Amazing story 10/10

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Pearrr
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BookishMarginalia I loved this one. 12mo
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Jennaferr
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Mehso-so

Towards the end you can guess what happens. I read reviews before reading this book saying this booked invoked a really emotional response in readers. I however didn‘t feel that attached to the characters and reading this book didn‘t send me to the grave in emotions. It‘s not a bad read but it‘s also not at the top of my list either.

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Stubbs
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This book is incredibly heartbreaking. I couldn't put it down. It grasps you from page one. Well worth the heartache.

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Rollinsfan1
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Well, wasn't the feel good book I was looking for. I went into this book blind, not knowing what it was about. It was a touching and sad story of a tragic event, and a young girl with a pill addiction and PTSD.
Still, a great story, and well told.

rubyslippersreads I HATED what happened to the dogs! 12mo
Rollinsfan1 Me too! Is it bad I was most upset over that? 12mo
rubyslippersreads @Rollinsfan1 No. I was too. If I‘d known about it, I never would have read the book. 12mo
Rollinsfan1 @rubyslippersreads I know, right? 12mo
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Rollinsfan1
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I'm hoping for a fun read!

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ajmayorquin
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I did not like this. You can‘t trust the narrator. It is quite dramatic and confusing to read.

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jaida.sander
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We were liars was an amazing book I loved it. This book is about a girl named Cadence who has a vacation house on a private island with her cousins and some friends. Cadence had a bad accident and decided to spend her time at the island for the summer. Her and her friends had many adventures and Cadence fell in love. It is so worth the read to find out what happens at the end. This book is psychological and generally for teenagers. 9/10

MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Jaida and sending me the email! I was just missing your POV and how it is established! But it sounds like an awesome book! 4/6 12mo
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