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June 2017: Coming of Age > We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - 3 Stars

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message 1: by ~*Kim*~ (new)

~*Kim*~ | 462 comments A rich family on a private island. Four friends whose friendship turns destructive. The liars is what they call themselves. One secret behind many, many lies.

Cady, 2 cousins, and a friend are the 4 liars who have grown up spending the summers on grandfather's private island. One summer changes everything, but Cady can't remember the events. The story goes back and forth from the present to the past while Cady slowly remembers what truly happened that summer. There was an unexpected twist at the end that helped boost my rating, but over all I really didn't care for the book.


message 2: by Nicole R (new)

Nicole R (drnicoler) | 7710 comments I feel like I have seen promos for this book everywhere! Perhaps a little overcompensation for a mediocre book?

Going off my TBR.


message 3: by Susie (new)

Susie | 4488 comments I enjoyed it a little more than you.


message 4: by Amy (new)

Amy | 8290 comments This one was different... I think I gave it a 3.5.


message 5: by Meera (new)

Meera I gave it a 3 too. I felt tricked because I thought I was reading a realistic fiction and then it became a thriller of sorts so I didn't care for that.


message 6: by Jenni Elyse (new)

Jenni Elyse (jenni_elyse) | 1266 comments That's so interesting to hear that the twist at the end (which I know no details of) helped boost your rating. I've heard the opposite from so many of my bookish YA friends. They all liked it until the end, lol.


message 7: by Joi (new)

Joi (missjoious) | 3782 comments Nicole R wrote: "I feel like I have seen promos for this book everywhere!"

Agreed! I saw there was another giveaway for this book today too. Entered anyway, looks like a super short read so it might be worth it to try for me.


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