Rated Reads

We Were Liars

by E. Lockhart

Rated: High

The Sinclairs live on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts every summer. The Sinclairs are obscenely wealthy, and, more importantly, they are liars.

Please, please take my word and don’t try to obtain any more knowledge about We Were Liars than what I just told you. It’s an amazingly written contemporary novel, and it’s one whose reading experience is magnified by going into it knowing nothing about it. Don’t look at reviews or Goodreads posts about it; just immerse yourself in the mysteriousness and read it. I don’t want to say much more, but I can’t recommend it enough; it’s the sort of novel that will affect you whether you love, hate, or feel so-so about it. If you only pick up one young adult contemporary book this summer, let it be We Were Liars.

Rated: High, for at least half a dozen uses of the “f-word.” Definitely a novel for upper-age young adults.

— Reviewed by Bailey Tulloch

Bailey Tulloch is a voracious reader and writer who goes to school in Texas and writes for The San Francisco/Sacramento Book Review. She has a reading blog at btbpd.wordpress.com.

One Response to We Were Liars

  1. Melissa Mc says:

    I’m at the pool…reading it now…will not leave until I’m done!

  • We Were Liars
  • by E. Lockhart
  • Rated: High
  • Genre: Young adult
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