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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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geener
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One of the top on my list of thriller/mystery novels. I love a good YA easy read that twists and turns as I go, and keeps me interested.

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LisaLovesToRead
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A quick, fun read. Enjoyable to re-read and catch more in the second time through.

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Aliezah :)
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Genre: Young adult fiction, psychological thriller
Date started: Dec 6
Date completed: Dec 12
How did I choose this book? The summary on the back of the book really caught my interest but I must say the ending disappointed me a bit.
Summary and information below. :)

Aliezah :) Summary: During summer vacation of her 15th year on the private island of their family, Cadence was involved in an accident which causes her to suffer from enervating headaches. In addition to that, Cadence is now an amnesiac which means she cannot remember the details of her accident. She feels as though she no longer fits in with her ‘perfect‘ family and sees herself as damaged.
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Aliezah :) 2 years after her accident, she hasn‘t seen her closest cousins and her boyfriend. The group she‘s referring to is ‘The Liars‘. They were her companion during their time on the island. During that summer that she decided to go back to the island, she plans to learn the truth about what really happened during her 15th year. 1mo
Aliezah :) As she spends more time on the island, she begins to remember the friction between her mother, aunts, and her grandfather as they argue over the possessions that once belonged to their grandmother. Her grandfather tries to control his children through the promise of houses and jewelry. When they go against their grandfather‘s wishes, he makes threats to abandon his 3 daughters, sets against the other and he makes promises he doesn‘t fulfill. 1mo
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Aliezah :) Their mother and aunt usually depended on their grandfather for the money they needed to assist their lifestyle. Cadence then remembers one night that a women decided that they had had enough. Everyone except ‘The Liars‘ left the island. They had hoped to get rid of the arguments the adults were having and make them aware that there is more to life than possessions. 1mo
Aliezah :) After that, ‘The Liars‘ decided to set a fire to island house in which their grandparents lived.
Who was the protagonist: The protagonist was Cadence Sinclair Eastman.
What was her problem? She needed to know what had really happened to her during the 15th year on their island considering that she forgot what had really happened.
How was it solved? Her problem was never fully solved. Turns out, ‘The Liars‘ were hallucinations.
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Aliezah :) When everyone left the island, that‘s when Cadence started to have hallucinations and now she can‘t trust herself because she can‘t tell the difference if it‘s a hallucination or if it‘s real. At the end, she decided to let it go. 1mo
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veritysalter
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MoonWitch94 This one was pretty good! 2mo
Eggs Great choice👏🏻 2mo
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booklover3258
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The book dragged for so long. I highly recommend reading the end first and then reading the book. It's much better that way. It didn't take me long to figure out the twist and the only saving grace in the book was when I figured it out and realized what they were. Also the fairy tales were sweet. The rest was just blubber and didn't get any stars. It was the same thing over and over and over and over and I just wanted it to stop. 2 stars

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Valink
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I wound up leaving knitting group last night with a book one of my friends recently finished. We often talk about books & pass them around between us. One woman drives me nuts though “I just read this book, it was great, it‘s a library book so I can‘t pass it on, but you should all read it” ok, what‘s the name/author? “I don‘t know, I read so much I can‘t keep track of that” 😂😂

cathysaid Gorgeous yarn! I'm knitting one in a similar pattern that is solid red but I like this much better. 👍 3mo
Valink @cathysaid thank you! This is yarn I got from The Rhinebeck sheep and wool festival last year. I‘ve been knitting these socks ALL year because I keep getting distracted with other projects, so I‘m excited to be almost finished! 3mo
Mdargusch My knitting group shares books and reading tips too. Love your socks! 3mo
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cali4niacantu
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This book is a wonderful read! It‘s a tale of romance, suspense, and with profound meaning. The plot twist will make you gasp aloud! Cadence Sinclair is a character whom will always be remembered long after the final page.

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I found another signed copy at Ollie‘s! For those of you with an Ollie‘s Bargain Barn nearby, definitely check out the books section. Lots of great books that are cheap!

Lovely map and family tree as well!!

auntie_jenn i love books with maps and family trees! 4mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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The metaphor of Cadence‘s amnesia was masterfully done (it mirrors the WASP-y family tradition of denial), and I haven‘t seen that kind of complexity in many other Young Adult novels to date. All told, I‘d say this is a good one to start with if you‘re an adult-adult who‘s curious as to why so many readers your age are turning to Young Adult fiction. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/we-were-liars-e-lockhart/ #YoungAdult

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BibliOHIOphile
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KristenDuck I liked this one! 5mo
cjk What a great read! 5mo
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TheSpineView
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#AugustABC @Eggs
#LoathsomeLiar

This one had a twist I was totally not expecting.

Booktastic I really liked this book! 5mo
Eggs Oh I forgot about this one! Good choice 5mo
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TheSpineView @Eggs Thanks! 😊 5mo
Dawnrod1970 Me too! 5mo
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bookswithbec
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I finally will post this.. I read this book a month ago. It was a great book. I loved the suspension, it had a great twist. I did figure out the twist about 20 pages before it happened but I was something that I didn't expect.

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Book_yogi
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Mehso-so

I started with thinking I wasn‘t going to like this book too much, to liking it the more it escalated to its inevitable end. You know from the start that something really bizarre went down, that you can spend the entire book figuring it out and if you, you will arrive at a big, “WHAT” at some point. So, in the end, what I will remember is that I liked this book and was a victim to THAT moment.

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Privileged people really do not know what they have or care how they got it. This book is any easy read and if I told you the twist at the end I would have to move off the island😜.

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Rupi
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Book #31

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Jacki_Reads
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The ending to this book... I did NOT expect. One of the best plot twists I‘ve ever read. Loved it! This book is written so well... a quick read for the summer as the chapters are short and they end in ways that make you want to keep reading. Romantic, mysterious, well-written... Definitely one that I recommend!

LiteraryinLititz I liked it too! Her more recent book Genuine Fraud was NOT as good, in my opinion. 7mo
Jacki_Reads @LiteraryinLititz I had a student blow through a lot of her books this year, and this is the one that had the best reviews. I may stay away from that one... thank you! 7mo
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LokiDokey
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Day 10 of #30JuneBooks
My #summer pick is We Were Liars. I really enjoyed this book and didn't see the end coming, which for me is a big deal because usually I know what's about to happen.
@howjessreads

BookDragonNotWorm I loved this one! I didn't see the ending coming either. 7mo
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Llanphear
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☝🏽found this image on Pinterest and had to share!
Finished reading We Were Liars while I was on vacation. What a great YA novel. I loved how this author writes! Highly recommend! 💫💫💫💫

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Llanphear
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💫 We were liars, furiously happy, & Rebecca.
💫 the secret keeper, big little lies, and Jamaica Inn
💫 Girl, wash your face
#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

emilyrose_x I loved We Were Liars so much. Enjoy!! 8mo
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Dawnrod1970
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Spending my day with this book!

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WanderingBookaneer
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📚: E. Lockhart‘s We Were Liars
🎥: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
🎶: La Oreja de van Gogh‘s “Jueves” 🤯 + 😭

#ManicMonday

JoScho Great movie choice! 🧡🤯🧡 8mo
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EmilieGR
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A good mystery

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LeticiaToraci
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This was an awesome contemporary mystery with surprises and all the feels.

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Krinak
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1) It has to make me feel something. For example, we were liars made me have a roller coaster of emotions and left me speechless!
2) anything cat related! I have 3 cats and I‘m so obsessed with them, so anything cat related
3) I am the WORST cook, my boyfriend does all of the cooking I burn or undercook everything!
4) I‘m honestly not big into poetry. Probably Edgar Allen Poe
5) @jmbooks welcome!
#wondrouswednesday

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mirsophie
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1. Yes both
2. Yes so many
3. No
4. Sometimes
5. No
#hellothursday @wanderimglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👋🏻 9mo
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LibraryLovingMommy
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Wouldn't recommend the audio version because the book contains a map and family tree that I found very helpful to reference as I read. Don't read reviews or you'll encounter spoilers. Just read the book!

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyApr19 Day 19: Despair as a #glamour you wear. Loving all the quotes I find from this book.

RebL One of my daughter‘s favorite books. 9mo
GatheringBooks @RebL my daughter‘s too! 💕📚🧚🏼‍♀️ 9mo
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Madison91
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Also I don‘t like YA but loved this book! Amazing for all ages. Such an amazing storyline. Very emotional

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Eggs
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Even though we both know we're liars and we start each other's fires
We just know that we'll be all right
Even though we're kicked out the party 'cause we both hate everybody
We‘re the ones they wanna be like
#closetome #anglophileapril

Cinfhen Perfect 👌🏽 and I LOVED this book ❣️❣️❣️ 10mo
Mdargusch Nice! 10mo
Reviewsbylola This was a good one! 10mo
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MoonWitch94 This was a really great read. I read it last summer on the beach (coincidentally). 10mo
emilyhaldi This has been on my tbr foreveerrrrr!!! 10mo
xxjenadanxx I quite enjoyed this book even though it is outside my normal genres. 10mo
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BitchinBooks
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“And maybe, just maybe, he‘d come back one day, and burn that fucking palace to the ground.”

Total teeny bopper of a book, but I still thought it was great- and nice to have an ‘easy read‘ for book club every once in a while!

Clwojick honestly, your pup is adorble. 😍 8mo
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#QuotsyMar19 Day 22: Be #brave even when people believe otherwise. This book impressed me, the twists in the story were masterful, and that ending was unforgettable and gasp-inducing. One of the books that my teenage daughter insisted I read, and was not sorry I did.

Cinfhen I liked this one too!! 10mo
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Sharabies
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I read this book in one day because I could not put it down! I really enjoyed the style of writing, especially the way E. Lockhart described strong emotion. I have taken a few days to process the end, and while it isn‘t my favourite, I‘m calling “We Were Liars” a win because I was intrigued and engaged the whole way through.

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LibrarianRyan
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Not sure that‘s my first post but it‘s the first book I rated. I still don‘t like it #litsyfirsts

hermyknee I didn‘t like that book, either! 10mo
LibrarianRyan @hermyknee this sounds bad but I have not read a book by her that I liked. And they are all so popular. 10mo
hermyknee The only other book I‘ve read by her, I did really enjoy (but it could have been timing) 10mo
LibrarianRyan @hermyknee I‘ve read that one and nope. I also read it around reading lots of boarding school books. So that could have something to do with it. 10mo
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hdhubbard
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7ish/10 Decent read. First half of the book was vaguely interesting, borderline banal and trite. Second half a lot more seemed to happen rather quickly and the end of the book arrived with an unexpected impact. Would possibly read again

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KristenDuck
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I loved the writing style for this YA book. We Were Liars is a solid read, and there is true character and plot development.

Summers for these four friends are always joyful until one summer something tragic happens and things will NEVER be the same. But what exactly went wrong...? Honestly I saw the twist coming a mile away - but I still recommend!!

(Note : this is my personal photo from last summer 😊)

Crazeedi What a beautiful photo!!!! 12mo
MaGoose Great photo and nice review. 12mo
KristenDuck @Crazeedi and @MaGoose thank you both! 12mo
Lynnsoprano Beautiful picture! Where was it taken? 11mo
KristenDuck @Lynnsoprano at a park near where I used to live in Philadelphia :) 11mo
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Marilyncjackson
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Yay book mail! Thank you @ElizaMarie I have not read this book but I can‘t wait to! Also, the note pads and book are so cute. I really needed this pick-me up! You rock 🤗

LiteraryinLititz It‘s a great book! 12mo
ElizaMarie Yay!!! I‘m so glad you didn‘t have it yet! I was kinda thinking you might. 12mo
Marilyncjackson @ElizaMarie nope I don‘t have it and I am so happy! Thank you so much 😊 I can‘t wait to start reading it as soon as I get to the weekend and have time 12mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!! 12mo
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Kshakal
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!! 12mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#Liar 🙊 #ANewChapter 🥂

#BookNerd 📚💙🤓

TheBookkeepersApprentice Love this book! 12mo
Klou SNAP! I put this for today's #ANewChapter too. I haven't read it though. 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!!! 12mo
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RebL This is one of my daughter‘s favorite books. 12mo
Eggs @RebL I liked it too! 12mo
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Vreyes
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#Litsywalkers so today despite the cold I did a long walk. I‘m on chapter 20 of we were liars but scribd can‘t messing up.... but I‘m enjoying getting out, moving and listening to books.

DarcysMom Looks like you got an excellent walk in! 😁 12mo
Kaye 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 12mo
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Joanster5
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I wasn‘t a fan of the plot twist. #aty2019 #aroundtheyearin52books read for prompt 5 relating to Shakespeare

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Vreyes
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Pretty excited to take walks and listen to audio books as much as I can now that you all have motivated me. #litsywalkers this was yesterday‘s mini walk despite the rain

DarcysMom Good walk! 12mo
Vreyes Thanks! 12mo
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mildayulia
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Same book, but in different media and different language (English and Indonesian).
Which version should I read first?

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Peculiar_mom
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Book #2 2019 reading challenge