We are the Sinclairs.
The summertime is when we come alive, on a private island.
You should know that some of us are liars.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart was originally published on the 13 of May 2014 by Allen & Unwin but the deluxe edition of We Were Liars was published by the same company this year.
This book has a huge plot twist that I did not see coming at all. It makes you wonder all the way through the book what could have possibly happened to tear this family apart, or bring them together. The way that E. Lockhart writes is thoughtful and well planned as you could tell that every word was chosen with precise thinking, and that type of writing for me is enjoyable and entertaining.
The genre for this book is YA (young adult) as it does talk about family issues, mental health, wealth and everything that is classified as YA. In the deluxe edition of this book you get extra content from the author herself. About how she planned and wrote this book and the stages that the book went through. But also, the risk she took to publishing this, it is described that she was scared and nervous to publish We Were Lairs because of the doubts and worries that people wouldn’t like it.
Regarding the characterisation of the four main characters, the appearances and the personality is incredible as the way E. Lockhart describes them you really understand their thought and feelings. The main character whom we go on a journey with her full name is Cadence Sinclair Eastman.
Her appearance changes through the book from blonde hair to brown nearly black hair, with pale skin. Her thoughts are jumbled and are all over the place because of an accident that left her suffering migraines and memory loss.
Gat – is connected to Cadence, they fall for each other, but he is not the person that the grandfather wants for his eldest grandchild. His appearance is that he has tan/ dark skin but his personality is intriguing to read. As he always has his head in a classic book, he is thoughtful, he is kind, he is smart and most of all he is the one for Cadence.
Johnny – Is the typical boy, loves sports like tennis and marathons. But he is a Sinclair through and through with bright blonde hair and freckles. His personality is funny, yet oblivious to things, he is kind to others and has manners when they are needed. Overall, he is just a great character that is pleasant to read about.
Mirren – The way that Mirren is described is that she is smart yet a girly girl who loves painting her nails, wearing dresses but is not afraid to get dirty. Her personality is interesting as she is smart, caring, sarcastic, bossy, yet she will stick up for what is right no matter the cost.
We Were Liars, is an amazing book to read, it took me some time to get into it but when you do you will not be disappointed. Overall, I highly recommend it to any one wants to read a contemporary that has emotions you won’t forget.
Rating – 4.5/5