We Were Liars (Library Binding)

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Eight Cousins Pick of the Year 2014

near and yet so far: the wealthy, beautiful Sinclairs summer on a
private island off the coast of Massachusetts. Cadence (Cady) Sinclair
Eastman is 17, and desperately missing her cousins Johnny and Mirren,
and her almost-cousin, the beloved Gat: Each summer the four have called
themselves The Liars. Why, she ponders, trying to remember and not
remember, why don't Johnny and Mirren and Gat get in touch? Why is it
considered such bad form to acknowledge life's vicissitudes, such as her
grandmother's death, or her parents' divorce? Must the Liars lie? As
the weeks of salt and sand roll past, Cady tries to understand. We are
sworn to lie about the ending, but even if you never finish it
(impossible!) the writing is too beautiful to miss.


A New York Times Bestseller

One of James Patterson's "Favorite Thrillers for the Beach" (New York Times)

"Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents." --Wall Street Journal

"A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten." --Parade.com

"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

"You're going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending." --Breia Brissey, Entertainment Weekly

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.
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

"An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing." --New York Times Book Review

"No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is... Lockhart's] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic." --The Chicago Tribune

About the Author

E. Lockhart is the author of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller We Were Liars and the Ruby Oliver quartet (The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends), as well as Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, and How to Be Bad (the last with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle). Her novel The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks was a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and winner of a Cybils Award for Best Young Adult Novel. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375989940
ISBN-10: 0375989943
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: May 13th, 2014
Pages: 227
Language: English