Author: E. Lockhart

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Book Review: We Were Liars

May 17, 2014 Book Review, reviews 6

Book Review:  We Were LiarsWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Published by Delacorte Press on May 13th, 2014
Genres: Fiction, Suspense, Young Adult
Pages: 240
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Once upon a time there was a book regaled throughout the land as THE must read of the day.  This book told the tale of young Cadence Sinclair, first grandchild of the Sinclair family and heir apparent to the private summer vacation island off the coast of Massachusetts.  Young Cadence had a terrible accident the summer of her 15th year but she cannot recall the details.  It is not until her 17th summer that she begins to piece the events of her 15th summer together.

Silence is a protective coating over pain.

Can I just say when you read this one, keep a box of tissues at hand.  All of the hype and love given to We Were Liars is true – this is one story you don’t want to miss.  The writing is sharp, on point, not an extra word added.  With just a few words the characters are completely understandable “Johnny, he is bounce, effort, and snark. . .Mirren, she is sugar, curiosity and rain.”  The plot is seamless, shocking – grabbing you from the first page and not letting go til long after the book is closed.  As someone who grew up loving fairy tales, the tales that Cadence writes during the two years she is trying to remember the accident are insightful and moving.

You’ll definitely want to add We Were Liars to your summer reading list.  Although We Were Liars is marketed as young adult, it should not be avoided by adults – don’t be scared of it!  Just whatever you do, READ IT!

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Summer vacations with family can be wrought with angst, love, despair, laughter. . .just about every adjective under the sun.  Each year my children, my honey and me go on a family vacation and every other year we go with my entire extended family. . .so far it hasn’t been anything like National Lampoon’s Vacations nor do we have a private island like the Sinclairs.  What we do have is love, laughter and loads of fun.  As we head into summer I pray your vacation plans are planned and highly anticipated!

How do you family vacation?

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