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 New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Listen to it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
©2014 E Lockhart (P)2014 Random House LLC
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Critic reviews

'". Lockhart is one of our most important novelists, and she has given us her best book yet. Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart", We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable.' (John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault In Our Stars)
"Irresistible." ( The New York Times Book Review)
"Haunting, sophisticated." ( The Wall Street Journal)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Elishia Chave on 03-05-15

The end makes this book worth a listen.

We Were Liars is an interesting story and the narrator's voice works well.

I was confused with the first third of the book, as I never connected enough with the characters individually, they all just became part of the backdrop. I don't think I even new the main character well.

Whether or not this was purposeful with an unreliable protagonist I don't know, because at the end I was able to understand the distance between myself, the protagonist and the other characters. However, I think this could have been achieved even if I had cared about the characters more.

Still, it was a good listen, even though I nearly abandoned it many times, I'm glad I didn't.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By A. P. Hughes on 09-12-14

what a bore

What would have made We Were Liars better?

cutting 5 of the 6 and 1/2 hours

What was most disappointing about E. Lockhart’s story?

nothing really happened until the last 30 minutes
this is an excellent example of pointless narration about scenes that make no difference to the story whatsoever. Whoever did the editing on this needs to read the dictionary definition of what an editor should do.

Did Ariadne Meyers do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from We Were Liars?

every one except the first and last, then it would have been great!

Any additional comments?

I think you get the idea!

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7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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