BOOK REVIEW: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
January 28, 2016
Genres: Fiction, YA
When you are in mood of a quick yet not so short looking book, you can pick E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars. It is a different book I have read in a long time. It is not something you usually read neither it is written in that way. I can tell you it is a modern suspense novel.
Here is some blurb: The story is about the Sinclair family. Cadence is the eldest granddaughter of the family so rich that they never mention money. Every year, the Sinclairs spend their summer on a private island, where the grandparents have built four houses for themselves and their three daughters, plus a smaller building for their cooks and cleaners. The story is about the ‘liars’, Cadence, her cousins, and cousin’s cousin. The quad of them spend these summers together at the island on a tiny beach. Soon a tragedy unfolds that affects the Sinclair family which concerns the ‘liars’.
The pace of the text in this book is extraordinary. The length of the chapters too short. The characterisation can be easily visually experienced by any reader reading this book. The description of the characters is enough for the reader to wove them in his own imagination. It is written in first person and is narrated by the protagonist herself.
The novel does include the emotive nature as well as suspense. I like the way the suspense unfolds in this book. It’s quite modernistic and makes the plot cunning. A few chapters were complete drag and you have to be patient to enjoy the essence of this novel. I have been meaning to read this book for almost an year and I can say after finally being done with it, I am not completely disappointed not I am extremely excited about it.
3 out of 5!