We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Summer is the season of reading for little ol’ me. I spend day after day engrossed in book after book because I never have time during my busy school life to sit down and genuinely enjoy a novel without feeling like I could be working on an assignment or applying for jobs. Summer is the time for me to relax and actually enjoy a book through and through. I’m also a weirdly fast reader and tend to burn through books like I burn through chocolate bars or gallons of ice cream (WHICH is also weirdly fast), so I never waste time and read as many books as I can.
I just finished my first book of the summer, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I really don’t want to give anything away because I genuinely have never been so shocked by a book in a very long time, but I’ll be sure to give a quick introduction just to convince you to read it.
Basically, the story is about a girl named Cady (Cadence) and is told from her perspective about her summers spent on the family island off Martha’s Vineyard. The family is seemingly perfect, with their tall strong bodies and blonde hair, their smarts and their wealth, but obviously there is some lowkey questionable shit going on in the household. Every summer, Cady’s family and her two aunts and their families meet in the family island and spend the entire season together. Cady, Gat, Johnny and Mirren are all a crew and call themselves “The Liars” whichhhhhh tbh I don’t really understand I guess it’s because they’re the rebellious teenagers? Anyways, you find out in the beginning that Cady is suffering from amnesia and HORRIBLE migraines and the rest of the book reveals why. There’s love and there’s family drama and there’s an air of mystery that is so unique to this poetically written book that it’s impossible to describe.
Like I said, I’ve never been more shocked reading a book in a very long time. It’s beautifully written and, although it may seem slow for a while, builds with so much suspense so quickly it’s next to impossible to put down. If you’re looking for a great book DEFINITELY give this one a shot.