Thursday, July 3, 2014

Rachel Rambles About We Were Liars

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
From Goodreads:
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 National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. 
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

My initial reaction upon finishing this book was: "What. The. Fuck." We Were Liars is the strangest book I've ever read. This means it's really hard to explain and review, but I'll do my best.

I've been anticipating We Were Liars for a long time. I'm a huge fan of E. Lockhart's previous books, so obviously I was excited to read whatever she decided to publish next. When I first read the summary of We Were Liars, my excitement transformed from "oh my gosh a new E. Lockhart book!" to "oh my gosh that book sounds freaking amazing!"

We Were Liars is mind-blowing and weird and haunting and beautiful and disturbing and surprising and fantastic. It is nothing like E. Lockhart's other books, nor is it like any book I've ever read. We Were Liars is impossible to describe or summarize accurately. It's one of those books that you just have to read for yourself. You have to trust everyone who tells you to read it, because there's not much else to say other than, "you must read this book."

So, that's all I'm going to say. You must read this book. Stop reading reviews of it, go get yourself a copy of it, open it, and start reading. Try not to have any expectations. You might love it, you might hate it, but I promise you won't regret reading it. The experience you'll get from reading this book is unique and unprecedented. So just go for it. Take a chance and read this book.

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