Saturday, January 25, 2014

We Were Liars, by e. lockart

After reading e. lockhart's The Disreputable History of Frankie-Landau Banks during my student teaching and witnessing several class periods of girls completely a-twitter about the novel's plot, I was really looking forward to this new release from her.

We Were Liars unfortunately disappointed me. The novel is about Cadence Sinclair, member of a filthy-rich family who vacations together each summer on their own private island. Things are in a state of turmoil for Cady after her parents have divorced and she's experienced a tragic accident that is often alluded to but never quite defined. The novel progresses like it wants to be a psychological thriller, slowly revealing the truth of Cady's unraveling, but it just didn't do very well. The novel as a whole just sort of plodded along, and I had quite a hard time finishing it.

Publication Date: May 13, 2014

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