Rovena asked E. Lockhart:

I just finished reading We Were Liars and the story crushed my soul to tiny pieces, and for that, thank you. What was your inspiration for writing Liars?

E. Lockhart Thank you. I started with the idea of the private island, and a family that summered there year after year. I wanted to write about that incredible bond the youngest generation would form, and what would happen when they got old enough to interrogate the values and people behind those idyllic summers.
E. Lockhart

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