Typically, I am not really a fan of young adult books. In a way I feel like I have grown out of them and can't relate to the characters as much anymore. However, with We Were Liars by E. Lockhart I was pleasantly surprised. Though the book started out with a teenage agnst theme, the ending caught me so off guard that it made me love the book. I rated this book a 5 out of 5 on GoodReads just because of the ending. 

GoodReads Synopsis: 

A beautiful 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. 

 

Final Thoughts (with spoilers) 

Though I loved this book, I did have a couple complaints about it as well. First of all, the book never explained why Mirren, Gat, Johnny and Cadence were labeled the liars. Many other people in the novel lied throughout the book. So it make sense that they were called the liars and not the four friends. however, the ending did completely shock me. I thought the book would end with Cadence discovering she had a suicide attempt or how Gat and her got in a fight the night of the accident and she went off to swim alone because she was mad. But instead 3 of the liars died in the fire that burned down Clairemont. I thought the ghost/seeing things really brought the book together at the end. Honestly, before the truth came out I was getting kind of bored with the book thinking it was just about some stupid teenagers (which I can't really relate to anymore). Even though the book was slow I rated this a 5 out of 5 just because of the ending. It is a book I wouldn't necessarily read again but it was a book that completely shocked me. 

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