Review: We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
“Then he pulled out a handgun and shot me in the chest.”
I finished this and have been staring into complete nothingness because I can’t believe what I just read, in one of the best ways possible. The tragedy in this book rocked my world, and I don’t feel as if I’m on stable ground just yet.
We Were Liars is a story of a group of teenagers who share a bond that only they would ever be able to understand. Raised in a family with money, and surrounded by adults who focus more on their social stature, these teenagers seek to be free from it all. In the world that they have created with each other, love out weighs all of the status that is their family, and in the end this leads to a shocking moment that changes the course of everything. “What if we could somehow stop being the Beautiful Sinclair Family and just be family? What if we could stop being different colors, different backgrounds, and just be in love?”
Lockhart did such a great job with making you feel as though in just the first few pages that you had read much more than you have. There was mystery that made you brace yourself for the blow of the truth that you know is coming. It was tragic, yet haunting, but beautiful in all its ways. –
There is one line from the book that stayed with me: “The universe is seeming really huge right now,” he told me. “I need something to hold on to.” And guys….that is how this book left me…
Until next time, Until the next book.