“I suffer migraines. I do not suffer fools.”
We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart, is about the Sinclair family. They are pretentious human beings. They act like they have it all, like everything is going perfectly well, but, in reality, they are a wreck. There are three sisters, whose families are broken, and they are trying very hard to inherit the money from their rich father. The eldest sister’s daughter, Cadence, is the protagonist here. Cadence and her cousins (aka The Liars) find their mother’s behaviour ridiculous, so, they take things in their own hands. And, then things begins to go down the hill from there onwards.
If you ask me what’s my favourite book of all times, I’m gonna simply blurt We Were Liars without thinking twice. It is a beautiful, beautiful book.
The writing is at its finest. The way of writing is one of the many reasons I was hooked to the book from page one.
I loved how flawlessly all the characters were portrayed. The three sisters and their father, so full of themselves. The cousins, sick of their mother’s and grandfather’s pretentiousness.
The story is beautiful. Each and every little detail of the book is beautiful.
There are three short stories in the book, which, God, are so amazing. And sad. And deep. And beautiful, of course.
There are so many great quotes, it became hard to pick a favourite.
Let’s talk about the ending. When I first read it, I literally had to put the book down, take a minute or two to let that sink in, before I finally picked it up again. It is so unexpected. Nothing in the whole universe is going to prepare you for that.
The rating the book got on Goodreads is so disappointing. 3.8 stars is not enough for a book like We Were Liars. There should have been an option of “5+” stars. But, I’m really glad that I did not check out the book on Goodreads before buying it.
The only drawback that can be said is that the book is too short. Two hundred and twenty-five pages are definitely not enough.
Also, I never read books twice. I’m a huge Potterhead, and I still haven’t read the Harry Potter books twice. But, I did pick this one up again. If this doesn’t tell you that you have to have to read it, I don’t know what will. Just pick it up, already.
P.S- I put in a lot of efforts for this review, because words do not do justice to such a beautiful book.