Monday, 16 March 2015

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Review

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

“Silence is a protective coating over pain”

We Were Liars is a story about a dysfunctional family. A grandfather who uses his wealth to manipulate his daughters, the three daughters so deep in their lifestyle they are completely dependable on him. And then their children - raised in a world of love, destruction and perfection.

Then there are the liars. The firstborns of each of the three daughters and the outsider. Each gifted with different personalities. Grown up in a world where mothers force you to suck up to your granddad to secure their income. Where there is anger, bitterness and hatred. They want a better life. This is the aftermath of their story.

We Were Liars is a hyped up book so naturally going into the book I have high expectations. The book has a slow pace but it suits the story as it has themes of grieve and healing.  Though there isn’t a main plotline the story does follow Cadence and the aftermath of an accident she was part of.

The writing style was good but it gave the main character such a dull atmosphere and some parts of the book seemed over exaggerated as if the author was trying too hard to make it seem beautiful.

I really like the short snippets of the fairytale retellings and how they related to each section of the book. The twist in the book – I was surprised but knowing there was going to be a twist I wasn’t too shocked. It didn’t shock me like I thought it would. 

However the ending section was really emotional and sad and the best part of the book.



  1. I need to get my hands on this book! Brilliant review :)
    Naomi @The Perks Of Being A Bookworm

    1. Thank you! Also I definitely recommend it if you're into mystery.