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Title: We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Publication Date: May 13, 2014
Synopsis: We Were Liars is an original and deeply charged psychological thriller.
New York Times bestselling author John Green describes We Were Liars as "thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart . . . utterly unforgettable."
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.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE
Why?: I am always down for a good mystery/suspense novel. Since this one is also described as a psychological thriller, and since I like those too, I knew I had to read We Were Liars. There's been so much hype and mystery surrounding it that I really wanted to know what happens!
Expectations: I expect a lot of mystery caused by lots of lies and a teen romance. I'm also expecting a little bit of commentary on love and loss and heartbreak and the power of friendship. Since there's not really any information given about this book though, I really have no idea what else to expect. I've never read anything by Lockhart either, so I don't know what to expect from her writing style. I'm kind of excited to not know much about this book though!
Judging a book by its cover: I actually really like this cover. I like how the title takes center stage, and is over a group of four friends. It's only their silhouettes though, so I like the mystery of that. The colors of the sky and the ocean remind me of summer. I would probably pick it up if I saw it on a shelf in the library or in a bookstore.