Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Up and Coming: We Were Liars

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Release Date: May 13, 2014

During the school year, the four of them barely talk. But during the summer, the Liars are inseparable. Cousins Cadence, Mirren and Johnny plus Johnny's best friend Gat spend their summers on the family's island, getting sunburned and trying to stay away from all the family scheming that happens in the main house.

Summer fifteen is more intense from the beginning. Cady locks eyes with Gat and realizes that she's madly in love with him. The aunts are at each others' throats and the littles (the little cousins) are running around like wild things. It's a summer where the Liars are closer than ever. But it's also a summer where Cady has an accident,a traumatic head injury that leaves her with blinding migraines and memory loss.

Now, two summers later, Cady is still trying to piece together what happened that night in summer fifteen. Her family is holding strong to the idea that she needs to remember at her own speed so summer seventeen is a mystery of hits and clues and accusations. The reader can only hang on as the mystery gets more and more twisted.

If you like your mysteries with beautiful writing, E. Lockhart's newest book is for you. She sketches whole characters with just a few words and there is just as much said between the lines of each conversation as in them. In only 128 pages We Were Liars will send you spinning and leave you thinking about the ending loooong after you turn the last page.

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