Lockhart, E. We Were Liars. Delacorte Press, 2014.
Cadence's family is rich, rich enough to own an island where her grandparents had one house and her mother and her aunts each had their own house as well. Each summer the family gathers there to vacation together, to socialize, to relax. This summer, though, Cadence is having difficulty relaxing. An accident a couple of summers ago has left holes in her memory and no one seems willing to help her fill in the gaps. Any more details would constitute epic spoilage, so I will leave it at that.
This is an excellently written book. The lyrical writing style draws the reader in, as does the mystery of what has happened to Cadence. The ending was not remotely surprising to me, but I truly enjoyed the journey of this book.
Recommended for: teens
Red Flags: language, alcohol use
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars