Book Review

We Were Liars by E Lockhart | Book Review

“Be a little kinder than you have to. Never eat anything bigger than your ass. Do not accept an evil you can change. Always do what you’re afraid to do”

There is a reason no-one talks about the plot of this book. There is a reason everyone says to go into it knowing nothing.

I will say I guessed the ending. I know that some people did and some people didn’t, I did. I think there were hints the entire way through however, I had at one point forgotten all about my guess and got completely lost in the story. So when my theory was proven right, I still had a moment of “Wait, what just happened?”. I got so acaught up in asking how and why I’d forgotten my answer to the original question – what?

I really don’t want to tell you anything about this book. What I will say is that we follow a young girl named Candence, who’s family are very well off and, although they are picture-perfect on the outside, behind closed doors is another matter entirely. 

This is a beautiful story and the writing is so cryptic. The way the author tells the story throws you off because some of it is told through emotions but more by how you feel when feeling those emotions – through metaphors and poetry. It’s incredibly unique and it was a new experience for me.

To be completely honest, I’m still questioning what was real and what isn’t? Or what belongs where? If this doesn’t keep you guessing on the what, it’ll keep you guessing on other elements throughout.

Overall, I very much enjoyed the reading experience and the time I spent with this book. 

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