We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
2.5 OUT OF 5 STARS.
“Do not accept an evil you can change.”
I was instantly drawn to this book when I read the description, but then the book sat on my bookshelf for a long time after I bought it. I used my book jar to determine what to read next and I pulled out We Were Liars. I was pretty excited about reading this book and then I opened the book and that excitement went out the window. I did not like writing style and Cadence was a twit and annoying. If I’m being honest, they were all annoying. I didn’t like any of the characters in the book. I found the story pretty boring and I was just annoyed with the whole thing in general. The book is a little over 200 pages and even then it felt like it was way too long. It was drawn out. It might have been better if it was 50 pages shorter, in my opinion. There was just too much of nothing going on and I felt like there was just added nonsense to make the book longer.
Some of my favorite things in the book were when they talked about food. I felt like the writer captured the food really well, but what about the story itself? – Not so much. I liked Cadence’s “Once Upon A Time” stories. Those were fun to read, but the rest of the book…not so much. I mean the twist was pretty crazy, don’t get me wrong. I didn’t see that coming, but it took so long to get to it that it almost wasn’t even worth it. I loved the book spine better than the content inside. It was shiny and pretty. I enjoyed watching my boyfriend play Halo more than reading the book and I really don’t like watching him play video games. *shock face emoji* 😛 I had high hopes for this book and I seen that a lot of people really loved this book, but it wasn’t for me. If you choose to read it, I really do hope you like it so much better than I did. If you read this book, I really do hope you liked it better than I did.
Goodreads Description: 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.
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16 thoughts on “Thoughts: We Were Liars.”
Wow, a low rating for this book! This is the first I’ve seen. Basically all reviews I’ve seen are all raving about how great this book is. Its good to see a differing opinion! xoxo
I also noticed how so many people were saying how great it was. It was disappointing that I couldn’t be one of those people! 😦 I guess it’s just not for everyone.
It’s too bad you didn’t enjoy this! I’ve heard so many glowing reviews on this though, so it was interesting to see the other side of the spectrum. 😉
I’ve seen that so many people liked it and I was so excited about it. So I was disappointed when I couldn’t be one of those people!
I’m sad now I added this book to my 20 books of summer list. Yours isn’t the first review not liking the book and we seem to have similar tastes. Not looking forward to this one now lol.
Ahh 😦 well, I hope you like it better than I did! We do have similar tastes though, lol! I’ll still cross my fingers for you! 🙂
Looks like we had the same thoughts with this one! I had such I high hopes as well and loved the cover and blurb… But the actual story turned out to be a total disappointment and like you said, too many pagefillers. I guess I would have prefered watching a romantic movie, and I hate those. 😉
Haha, yes! It was so sad that it didn’t live up to my expectations of it!
This book is basically pretentious food porn at its finest. I didn’t enjoy this book either–so yay, more people to share the “wtfwhyisthisbooksopopular??” with LOL.
Everyone wants to jump into the books to hangout with all the characters and go on adventures – I wanted to jump into this book and eat all their food. But for real though, why is this book so popular? lol. 😛
I have no idea. But the response from my glowing negative review was met with kind words. So we aren’t alone in our disappointment!
I’m so glad I’m not the only one who felt this way! I almost gave up on this one because I just couldn’t get into it. But everyone else I know loves it for some reason!
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