Thursday, September 4, 2014

Review We Were Liars

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Published by Delacorte Press May 13, 2014

228 Pages

Source: Library 

Bookologists Analysis: Simply said We Were Liars it's for you. It's for you to come and decide to read. It's for you to come and question your morals and upbringing. It's simply there for you.

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.
True love.
The truth.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. 

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE

How does one express feelings for a book when the entire books was about learning how to express? How do I put into words how this books dug into your brain little piece by little piece trying to find that corner which you are must afraid of? This is exactly what We Were Liars did. It was the beginning of something that you could feel in it your bones (Radioactive Imagine Dragons). When everything about the books seems so real and so close how do you come to truly appreciate it? I appreciated the book most for its honesty. Cadence felt the pain and loneliness and E. Lockhart wasn’t shy about expressing these emotions in a blunt way. The writing, don’t get me wrong, was quite blunt and to the point; I usually find those books quite annoying because they don’t try to convey the emotions well. However, the opposite is true for E. Lockhart- just somehow she manages to do it in a brutally raw way which conveys Cadence’s character and attitude perfectly. You come to appreciate We Were Liars for the realness and tangibility of the characters and plot.

This book comes as a warning to be careful about what you wish for. Who hasn’t wanted to be rich and comfortable? That is all Cadence has, but all she never wanted was this life after the accident. Her migraines kill over slowly and slowly every time. She wants connections to real people. Deep down Cadence only wants to experience the most powerful emotion of all- love. That is the one big hole in the perfect Sinclair family the lack of warmth and love and that takes a toll on its members.

I have to say that We Were Liars was a story that was more a journey of the reader than following the protagonist in their life. We Were Liars made me think about some things that I haven’t in a while and these things aren’t necessarily things you like thinking about. SPOILER ALERT: What would happen to my family if they suddenly died? What would a serious brain injury do to someone? How does one fall in love and can you fall in love with the wrong person? We Were Liars at the end was just a tee wee confusing and had some minor problems in the description department but overall I simply want to die with the book in my arms. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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