Completed: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were LiarsWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

This book was insanely hyped up on tumblr, so I read it, and honestly I couldn’t have been more disappointed.

I won’t go on a rant here; I’ll try to be succinct: The characters were flat, none of them were remotely likable, the story wasn’t that interesting, the plot twist didn’t feel at all cathartic as a plot twist should (nor was it shocking), and to be completely honest the only thing I cared about in the entire book was the dogs.

Addition: I also couldn’t stand the writing style. I defy anyone to find ten whole sentences that are longer than 5 or 6 words.

It’s a shame really because with this premise the book had a lot of potential and I just feel it was wasted. I can’t for the life of me figure out why it was so popular on booklr….

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