Published by Random House Children's Books on 5/13/2014
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Don’t worry, I won’t spoil you. But I’m not going to lie either — this book is fantastic.
“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.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.”
There is almost nothing subtle about We Were Liars. Lockhart’s imagery is grandiose, her prose is wildly lyrical and metaphors are stark. Yet somehow, it works. And not only does it work, but it manages to create an atmosphere that holds the story’s secrets until the very end. With a unique style and fantastic execution, E. Lockhart has penned a novel that will appeal to readers well beyond the intended young adult audience.
If you want to take a peek at We Were Liars, you can read the first few pages in an excerpt on the publisher’s website.