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A New York Times Bestseller

"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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We Were Liars
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4 / 5
Great book with invoking storytelling
January 13th, 2015
"We were Liars" is a great read. It takes on a ride through Cadence who suffers through ptsd like migraines after a horrible incident, she no longer remembers. E. Lockhart writing is amazing, it takes you back to when you were once a stupid teenager and all the horrific and loveable things your do and feel when your a teenager in love. This book is a must read! Great conclusion to a great book. - The only thing I personally would of liked was if the ending involved more of the family. I wished that they could of gotten together over the grief.
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Excellent storytelling
January 11th, 2015
This book is fantastic. I started reading and could not put it down. Excellent storytelling and imagery. I won't spoil anything here but it is worth reading.
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Had higher expectations
December 31st, 2014
This book makes me doubt the validity of book reviews. The reviews for this book were very good and everyone raved about the ending. I Wont lie, it was a clever ending i didnt see coming. That said, im not sure i would have finished this book if i didnt know about the 'shocking' ending. I found the story slow and kind of boring, but there was an intriguing element to her piecing together her memory, I suppose. In the end, it was an ok quick read, but i dont agree with 5 star ratings at all. This is a YA novel so perhaps thats why i wasnt compelled to love it, who knows.
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Great read, if a little too short
November 14th, 2014
I really enjoyed how well constructed this book was. Every detail, every piece, was placed perfectly, pulling the reader along without fail to the ending. A very relatable, sympathetic narrator and just the right amount of intrigue background this very well-written piece of fiction--and, as other reviewers have noted, the ending is absolutely perfect.
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Complex and Suspenseful
November 9th, 2014
I really enjoyed this YA novel - it's a complex and suspenseful story of a wealthy family trying to repress their bad history. Cadence is determined to find out what her family is hiding, but what she discovers has a high price. Well-written and sophisticated, We Were Liars keeps you guessing until the end.
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October 22nd, 2014
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book at all. I am shocked!! Such a crazy ending and an intriguing story! Loved it! Sad ending too!
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August 22nd, 2014
I really enjoyed this book. The character is a little annoying at times and is all woe is me. However, the ending is great and made up for her averageness at the start.
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Great summer read!
July 26th, 2014
Lived up to the hype I read...quick fulfilling read with crazy twist! Read it!!
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Great book!
July 6th, 2014
I did not saw that coming.
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We Were Liars
June 28th, 2014
I liked the book, sometimes it was hard to follow. I cried like a baby at some parts. The last few chapters I never expected.
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We Were Liars
June 24th, 2014
I had to read this based on reviews that always mentioned the huge twist at the end. And there is. HUGE twist. Worth reading just for that.
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