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We Were Liars

Lockhart, E. (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.
Authors: Lockhart, E.
Title: We were liars
Publisher: New York :, Delacorte Press,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 227 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: E. Lockhart
Summary: Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.
ISBN: 9780385741262
038574126X
9780375989940
0375989943
9780375984402
Branch Call Number: y LOCKHART 2014
Copyright Date: ©2013
Subject Headings: Friendship Juvenile fiction Families Juvenile fiction Amnesia Juvenile fiction Wealth Juvenile fiction Friendship Fiction Love Fiction Families Fiction Amnesia Fiction
Genre/Form: Love stories
Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Friendship
Families
Amnesia
Wealth
Friendship
Love
Families
Amnesia
LCCN: 2013042127
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Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

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.


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Cadence Sinclair describes a privileged life with her extended family that seems very much taken for granted until it isn't. She also experiences her first love, and she narrates it with many witty one-liners and constant self-doubt. Following a mysterious "accident" that leaves her bewildered and confused, Cadence struggles to remember what happened while her family continues to baffle her.

Aug 14, 2014
  • mawls rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The beautiful, descriptive language is a feat on its own, but then throw in the story and all its twists and you've got yourself an intriguing story of friendship, family and how they sometimes crash into each other with harrowing results. I was left guessing until the end and what an end it is.

Aug 09, 2014
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a great twisting story. I started out thinking this would be one kind of story, a coming of age of a wealthy family, then it morphed into a TBI story, and then into much much more.

It's a hard story to say i LIKED, but I was completely hooked.

I would call this a read alike for Megan Abbott/Gillian Flynn/Jennifer McMahon readers

We Were Liars is a sad, spare, and occasionally funny puzzle box of a novel. It reveals itself slowly, and the unanswered questions pile up. I was amazed at how carefully it was put together. A very enjoyable read, but not a lighthearted one.

Jul 19, 2014
  • LeslieWCPA rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

"There is not even a Scrabble word for how bad I feel."

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "Reads like a modern day King Lear- tragic and lyrical."

Jul 11, 2014
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book sucked me into it. I thought it was very well written. But I have to say 2 things. THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING AND FRUSTRATING AT THE SAME TIME! Yet I find myself looking back over it.

Jul 07, 2014
  • seschlag rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Whoa! Get ready for a cry fest. I've been a fan of E. Lockhart for a while and this lived up to the hype. Great writing. Great story. Crazy ending.

Jul 03, 2014
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I read this book more quickly than anything I have in (double-digit, possibly) months, got caught up in its story and wanted to wring everything I could out of it. It's excellent, and it reminded me how refreshing it is to become so fully immersed in a good book. It also finds much of it's power in the gradual reveal of information, so I won't say much more about it than that. Just that, as much as I liked it, I didn't love it--I wasn't emotionally captivated quite enough for that. One reason, I think, is because I saw the ending coming from quite early, though the journey was still a good one and my enjoyment of the book grew the further I read. The other, more important reason was I could never fully sympathize/empathize with the character and her complaints, given her big picture; this is actually addressed as part of her character growth, but it was still enough to keep me from being as drawn in as I would have liked--but I don't think that will be a barrier for many readers the way it was for me. This is well-deserving of all the attention, acclaim, and audience it is getting and I'll be adding to that with my own recommendations.

Jun 30, 2014
  • Anna WMC-STAFF Kim rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A twisting story to what once began as a story written in the perspective of a child in the social and financial upper class- into something a lot more twisted

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Jun 30, 2014
  • Anna WMC-STAFF Kim rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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May 03, 2014
  • Laura_Jenkins rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 11, 2014
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

THERE ARE SPOILERS! Cadence (Cady) is the heir to the very rich Sinclair family fortune. Her grandfather has a island where they spend every single summer at. When Cady is eight years old her anut Carrie meets a new guy (whom she is in love with) and he brings his nephew Gat to the island as company for Carrie's son Johnny. Johnny, Cady, Gat, and Mirren (whom is another cousin) create this group called The Liars (that only ever gets together at the island). When Cady is 15 something happens to the liars that causes her to almost kill herself. She then spends the next 2 years in Vermont or in Europe. When Cady is 17 years old she finally convinces her Mother to let her go back to the island so she can discover what happened 2 years ago. Also during those 2 years the other liars NEVER ONCE contacted her while she tried to contact them. So when Cady returns they are there acting like its normal and they haven't been seperated for 2 years without any contact what so ever. Basically after a lot of talking and some love. Cady discovers that Johnny, Gat, and Mirren died in a house fire.

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Jul 07, 2014
  • aliciamarie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

" We are Sinclairs. Beautiful. Privileged. Damaged. LIARS. "

Jun 30, 2014
  • Anna WMC-STAFF Kim rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

".... And if anyone asks.... just. LIE.

Jun 18, 2014
  • JAC_E rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Then he pulled out a handgun and shot me in the chest. I was standing on the lawn and I fell. The bullet hole opened wide and my heart rolled out of my rib cage and down into a flower bed. Blood gushed rhythmically from my open wound,
then from my eyes,
my ears,
my mouth.
It tasted like salt and failure. The bright red shame of being unloved soaked the grass in front of our house, the bricks of the path, the steps of the porch. My heart spasmed among the peonies like a trout.

Jun 18, 2014
  • JAC_E rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Here is something I love about Gat: he is so enthusiastic, so relentlessly interested in the world, that he has trouble imagining the possibility that other people will be bored by what he’s saying. Even when they tell him outright. But also, he doesn’t like to let us off easy. He wants to make us think—even when we don’t feel like thinking.

Jun 18, 2014
  • JAC_E rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

She confused being spartan with being charitable, and gave away her possessions without truly doing good with them.
She confused being sick with being brave, and suffered agonies while imagining she merited praise for it.
She confused wit with intelligence, and made people laugh rather than lightening their hearts or making them think.

Jun 18, 2014
  • JAC_E rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

We are liars. We are beautiful and privileged. We are cracked and broken.

Jun 18, 2014
  • JAC_E rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Better than chocolate, being with you last night. Silly me, I thought that nothing was better than chocolate.

Jun 18, 2014
  • JAC_E rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

He was contemplation and enthusiasm. Ambition and strong coffee. I could have looked at him forever.

Jun 18, 2014
  • JAC_E rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Do not accept an evil you can change.

May 13, 2014
  • stephaniedchase rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mirren pauses. Then she says: "Be a little kinder than you have to."

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Jul 11, 2014
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

We Were Liars: A Theory

Honestly this works in my mind. LOTS OF SPOILERS!

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