We Were Liars

16143347‘Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable.’  – John Green

“We live, at least in the summertime, on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts.

Perhaps that is all you need to know.”

We Were Liars by  e. Lockhart has an ending you would never expect.

A trilling and dark tragedy. A story that won’t leave your mind, a catching story from beginning to end that will leave you in tears.

Tipper and Harris Sinclair live in Boston and have 3 daughters: first-born Penny, second Carrie and third Bess.  Candace Sinclair Eastman is the daughter of Penny Sinclair Eastman,  Tipper and Harris Sinclair’s fist granddaughter, and they live in Burlington, Vermont. Johnny Sinclair Dennis is the son  of Carrie Sinclair Dennis, the second grandson, and they live in New York City. Mirren Sinclair Sheffield is the daughter of Bess Sinclair Sheffield, the third granddaughter, and they live in Cambridge. And then there is Gat Patil, Johnny’s best friend and Ed’s nephew; Carrie Sinclair’s husband.

All four of them were called the liars. They are nearly the same age and most years on the island, they’ve been trouble.


Each year they went to their grandfathers island, Beechwood to spend the summer with their families. Something happened in summer 15,  something so tragic no one wants to talk about.

But After all, they were the beautiful Sinclair family. No one is a criminal. No one is an addict. No one is a  failure. No one is needy. No one is wrong.

This book took my breath away, I finished reading with tears in my eyes, it was so vivacious. Writers such as John Green, Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman who talked about the book weren’t exaggerating. It is a real page turner, beautiful, terrifyingly smart, sad, wonderful etc.

xo, Gely


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