Friday, 14 November 2014

Kendal's Column: We Were Liars- 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. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.

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

Rating: Friday
so i finished this book a while ago but was unsure how exactly to review it without giving away anything about the plot as literally ANYTHING i tell you about this book is a potential spoiler.
For example, i saw a synopsis written on a bookshop blog site (i'm not linking it for your own good) and some of the phrasing in it just gave away the plot without actually disclosing the plot if that makes any sense so forgive me for trying to steer away from this mistake.

The best way to attack this book is to go into it blind*

*excluding the blurb of course

i think the best way for me to review the book without being direct about what exactly happens is to give you examples of interactions i've had with people about this book.

1)   On the first day of starting at my new school i saw an old friend who introduced me too a girl and said 'oh she's read we were liars'. Me and the girl turned to each other, slammed hands on the table and were just 'Oh my god- what a book' and we launched into a half an hour discussion on this thing. it was a beautiful moment

2)   i may or may not have bought a copy of the book to give to my friend and then peer pressured her into reading it. i got a snapchat 3 hours later with her crying. i'm such a good friend.

3) i literally has a 2 hour discussion about it at 1am

This book is probably one of ,if not THE, all time favourite book. It doesn't take you long to read and for the time it takes it is more than worth it.

i'm really sorry i can't tell you more but it's better for the peope who haven't read it if they know as little as possible.

Happy Friday!