Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Summer for Cadence, sometimes called Cady, and her cousins is an idyllic time spent on her grandfather's island. Days are spent in the sun, boating, playing tennis lying on the beach and being normal teens. It's the only time they spend together, Cady, Mirren, Johnny and Gat. All the same age, and called the liars.

It's summer 15 that causes all the trouble. First, her father leaves her mother and her. Then, something happens on the island, and Cady was found in the water, broken and with out any memories. She was off to Europe with her father for summer 16, and now summer 17 is near, and while there is nowhere Cady would rather be than with her family on the island her mother, father and grandfather seem to think she would do better away from it.

What happened during summer 15 that Cady can't remember, causing horrible headaches and why won't her aunts or cousins or grandfather talk about that summer? Why did Mirren, Johnny and most of all Gat leave her when she needed them most? And how can Cady move on when her future looks so bleak? She has four weeks on the island to figure this all out, and while the memories are slow to come, in time they do come back.

We are Liars is a book that begs to be read, and then read again. There is magic in the island setting, and the reader is only clued into the past as Cady pieces together her missing summer. It's hard to categorize this book with out major spoilers, however I will say that fans of books like Please Ignore Vera Diatz by A.S. King will find We Were Liars to be a fascinating read.

I'll see you @ the library!

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