A modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
A beautiful and 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...Read More
A beautiful and 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.
Read it.And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
E. Lockhart wrote the New York Times bestsellers We Were Liars and Genuine Fraud. Her other books include Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks, and the Ruby Oliver Quartet: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends. Visit her online at emilylockhart.com, and follow @elockhart on Twitter.
"You're going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending." - Breia Brissey, Entertainment Weekly
"This mindblowing YA thriller from E. Lockhart will make you glad you're the 99 percent...And that's about all we can tell you when it comes to the story of 'We Were Liars, ' the book by E. Lockhart that everyone will be reading, and re-reading, this summer. It's twisty, it's mysterious, and it's got a surprise ending that'll knock your socks off." - Kat Rosenfield, MTV News
"Surprising, thrilling, and beautifully executed in spare, precise, and lyrical prose, Lockhart spins a tragic family drama, the roots of which go back generations. And the ending? Shhhh. Not telling. (But it's a doozy)...This is poised to be big." - Booklist
"Lockhart has created a mystery with an ending most readers won't see coming, one so horrific it will prompt some to return immediately to page one to figure out how they missed it. At the center of it is a girl who learns the hardest way of all what family means, and what it means to lose the one that really mattered to you." - Publishers Weekly
"Riveting, brutal and beautifully told." - Kirkus
"The ending is a stunner that will haunt readers for a long time to come." - School Library Journal
"A taut psychological mystery marked by an air of uneasy disorientation...The ultimate reveal is shocking both for its tragedy and for the how-could-I-have-not-suspected-that? feeling it leaves us with. But we didn't, which is Lockhart's commendable triumph." - The Horn Book
"This is a love story as much as it is a psychological mystery...Astonishing." - Shelf Awareness
"[a] haunting, sophisticated mystery...a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents." - The Wall Street Journal
"Irresistible premise for this ticking time bomb of a novel." - The New York Times
"A Lockhart YA is always a treat and this is no exception...The glimpse we get into a life of privilege, a lifestyle most of us can only imagine, is insightful and thrilling. The ending will shock the mose jaded of readers, we promise!" - RT Book Reviews
"There's trouble in paradise at the opening of National Book Award finalist and Printz honoree E. Lockhart's shattering yet ultimately hopeful YA novel . . . and neither family nor reader will ever be the same." - Library Journal
It's a nearly perfect story, and it's utterly absorbing." - Bustle, A YA Best Book of the Year