There are few books that reach this level of high-stakes drama and simmering subtlety at the same time, especially in contemporary YA. Moody, thought-provoking and unforgettable, to reveal the plot would be a disservice-- just know you'll need to clear your schedule for a few hours. Easily the best YA novel of the Spring 2014 season. — Paige Mushaw
The Sinclairs are rich. They are beautiful and privileged. They summer on their own private island off the coast of Massachusetts. And they have secrets.
This compelling story gathers intensity as it propels you to a startling conclusion. Don't read ahead, lest you spoil the punch packed by the ending of this powerful, suspenseful novel. — Gail King
The Sinclair family private island - a place where lies cover truths, love bandages unhealed wounds, and secrets expose themselves through tragedy. What else could go wrong on a tiny island that stands separate from the real world?
Lockhart’s suspense thriller is a fast paced, heart-rending read that forces you to confront buried memories while trying to piece together a mystery that’ll leave you heartbroken and speechless. — Angela Turon
A New York Times Bestseller
One of James Patterson's "Favorite Thrillers for the Beach" (New York Times) "Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents." --Wall Street Journal
"A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten." --Parade.com "Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." --John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars "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 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. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. "An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing." --New York Times Book Review
"No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is... Lockhart's] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic." --The Chicago Tribune
About the Author
E. Lockhart is the author of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller We Were Liars and the Ruby Oliver quartet (The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends), as well as Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, and How to Be Bad (the last with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle). Her novel The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks was a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and winner of a Cybils Award for Best Young Adult Novel. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.