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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


I'm slowly but surely making my way through the books in the Zoella Book Club, so far I'm been pretty impressed with the few I've read. Last night I finished We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and I have not been able to stop thinking about it since so, of course, I had to blog about it.

It's quite a short book with just 255 pages however, it's quite a jam packed and fast moving, so a lot happens on those pages.

The story is written in the perspective of Cadence Sinclair who spends her Summers at her Grandfather's Private Island along with  Aunties, Cousins, and friends. This includes Gat, an Indian boy whom she falls in love with in the most beautiful way (you find out this pretty early on, so don't panic I'm not giving the story away). 

Something happens Summer 15, an accident, however as the story is written in Cadence perspective, we know as much as she does about that Summer, which is not a lot.  Cady suffers from amnesia and migraines due to a traumatic event which took place Summer 15, all that she remembers (and we know) is that there was an accident, she was in the sea in her underwear, unsure of where Gat and her friends were. Throughout the book, Cady pieces together her memory to find out what happened that Summer, and I've got to say it is so far from what I expected, there is a huge, heartbreaking twist at the end of the book. 

I partly fell in love with the book because of E. Lockhart's careful and alluring style of writing. Despite the book being somewhat fast moving each word seemed carefully and thoughtfully chosen. I found myself writing down quotes because the words seemed to lightly hold so much weight. There were moments between Cadence and Gat where I felt as though I felt every emotion alongside the characters. Every detail with Cady and Gat seemed so delicate and important. All of the other characters were very well developed, and the reader really gets an eye for what life is like on the Island for the Sinclair's. It's just very well written. 

I'd strongly recommend picking up this book, and make sure you stick with it until the very end, it's the ending that stuck with me. 

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