Book Review We Were Liars by e. lockhart
I was nearly through this book before I realized it was a Young Adult novel. That explained some things. I have read many YA novels and I love them usually, but it’s helpful to know before you start. Generally YA has a simpler writing style and plot. And We Were Liars is all that.
I don’t want to give away the big twist at the end of the book, but I knew it was coming. It was a bit too obvious to me from very early on, perhaps that is because it’s a YA book.
I enjoyed the book, a story of a ridiculously privileged and entitled East Coast family. A family of wealth and prestige but behind the scenes they are unraveling. The annual summers on their private island become fraught with loud arguments over money and inheritance, while children and teens listen and plot their own solutions that end very tragically.
If you read a book called the Lace Reader, you will find a very similar end to the story – a bit of a disappointment for me, but I’m sure a heart-stopper for a young adult reader.
⭐️⭐️⭐️Three stars for We Were Liars
Read last week’s review of The Enchantress of Florence