Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature created by Megan at Bookslayer Reads which aims to showcase standalone books which you loved or would recommend.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
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.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honouree E. Lockhart.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
Before reading We Were Liars I’d heard all about the twist at the end, there were no spoilers for it or anything but every review I saw for this book mentioned the massive twist. Later while reading We Were Liars I thought I knew what the twist would be, and I’ll admit I was a little disappointed, but then the real twist was revealed and for the last few chapters I was still so shocked I felt like I was reading this book with my mouth hanging open. Overall We Were Liars is a brilliant book, and if you don’t see the twist coming it’s even better.
“We are Sinclairs. Beautiful. Privileged. Damaged. Liar. We live, least in the summertime, on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts. Perhaps that is all you need to know.”
You can check out my review for We Were Liars here.
What did you think of We Were Liars? Have you read it yet or is it still on your to-read list? Let me know in the comments and let me know if you took part in this week’s Standalone Sunday as well.