“We Were Liars”: A mixed feelings book review

Rafaela Gavilano


The book “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart was a story about a rich family who lived on an island off of Massachusetts during the summer. Their lives were perfect and it seemed like nothing could change that. Yea well that is unfortunately only what people saw on the outside. Cadence, the main character, would end up changing the lives of the Sinclair family forever. 

I would give this book a 3 out of 5 stars. According to other readers, this rating is generally acceptable. The majority of the book was very slow-paced and I was always wondering what was going to happen next but not in a good way. Also the ending gave such a shock to the reader that the rest of the book could not really prepare you for. Plot twists are always a great thing in books, but this one was too unexpected and morbid and that is not my cup of tea.

I have to say though, the sideline love story was interesting. Many of the reviews from readers say that the description of the scenes was what made them love the book and I can agree with that. Insane descriptions were a big part of the book.

So either ignore my views or take my word for it, this book was OK at best!