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We Were Liars: The award-winning YA book TikTok can’t stop talking about!

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It’s a dumb idea,” says Mirren. “We’re just bored out of our minds, that’s all.” They're not the only ones bored out of their mind. I just finished reading the book and so many feels are tumbling so I may be confused and wrong in the text above, but that's what I am feeling and wanted to express it to you. Beside the summary, I like the writing style, it was rich and beautiful and I would recommend this book to readers out there. It's a very dark book and I assure you that you will find it very interesting. Cadence is unaware of others. She is spoiled. She takes her wealth for granted. She doesn't pay any attention to "the help." One night, the four of us ate a picnic down on the tiny beach. Steamed clams, potatoes, and sweet corn. The staff made it. I didn’t know their names. I'm sorry, but I can't sympathize with such a whiny person who's completely unaware of how privileged she is, headaches be damned. “Who are Ginny and Paulo?” a b Corbett, Sue (June 14, 2014). "Turning to Tumblr for Book Promotion and Secret Keeping". Publishers Weekly . Retrieved June 8, 2015.

Most of the characters including sisters of Caroline were dislikable. I think I mostly loved Yardley: she’s smart, confident and devoted friend who stood up for Caroline and I think I cannot say no to another prequel to learn more about her story evolved. Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Drinking, Drugs & Smoking in your kid's entertainment guide. Get started CloseA 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. Para empezar, el punto de que los Sinclair sean una familia con una isla privada y hablando de herencias y cosas de ricos me ha hecho desconectar casi desde el principio. Puedo entender algunos de los conflictos, pero no son conflictos realistas para personas de 15-16 años como tienen los protagonistas. Son problemas de gente rica, y lo siento, pero es que me da cringe. Eso para empezar. Underage and adult drinking and drunkenness. Cadence takes Percocet for pain and admits she's possibly addicted to it.

The use of dramatic lines. You know when an author brings in an epic moment-stopping line? This was full of those awesome drops! Someone once wrote that a novel should deliver a series of small astonishments. I get the same thing spending an hour with you. All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. I loved that feeling of constant perfection. How despite being messed up, the Sinclairs managed to be “sparkling, sunburnt and blessed” - despite being awful, they were perfect. There was just that consistent ethereal quality.

Violence and death are themes, but not always in a literal sense. When Cady falls victim to migraines or fantasies, the images she conjures up are bloody and brutal. For example, she says that her father "took out a handgun and shot me in the chest." It's believable for a second, but then the reader understands that this is only a metaphor for him leaving her during her parent's divorce. Cady also has suicide fantasies, imagining herself to be "a beautiful corpse." A terrible accident does cause people to die. This book is the prequel to We Were Liars and contains spoilers. I highly recommend reading We Were Liars before the prequel. HOWEVER, THIS REVIEW WILL AVOID ALL SPOILERS.*** They built three new houses on their craggy private island and gave them each a name: Windemere for Penny, Red Gate for Carrie, and Cuddledown for Bess.

It's a very clever book and an incredibly sophisticated piece of YA. BUT... an execution that was not to my tastes. The writing was too choppy and fragmented and I hated the frequent use of nouns as adjectives. Like this: Yo pensaba que We Were Liars iba a ser mi tipo de libro. Parecía extraño, con una forma de narrar elocuente y un misterio que rodeaba a la protagonista. Sin embargo, no. No ha sido mi tipo de libro. This was, without a doubt, one of the most powerful and well-crafted books I have read in a really long time. But seriously, GO READ THIS. Stop what you're doing and go get it RIGHT NOW. It will blow you away. take this, for example. no one ever talks about the lovable characters, or the memorable relationships, or the lovely writing.

There's one part I never did figure out. Cady the main character keeps talking about bleeding..Did she cut or was that just supposed to be a metaphor or some crap? Special thanks to NetGalley and Random House Children’s / Delacorte Press for sharing this one of the most anticipated books’ digital reviewer copy with me in exchange my honest thoughts. Reason at all. If that's the kind of thing that bothers you. Then you should probably avoid this book.

The Sinclairs are athletic, tall, and handsome. We are old-money Democrats. Our smiles are wide, our chins square, and our tennis serves aggressive.

The We Were Liars /Family of Liars series technically falls in the YA genre, but the writing is so sophisticated that it will appeal to adults as well. I rarely read YA, but this series is one exception I will make! It is a very character driven domestic suspense novel focusing on real issues such as coping with death, substance abuse, secrets, and lies. This audiobook was good. I should have listened to this book before We Were Liars. It would've spoiled some but not much. I want to remember about the aunties and I'm having a hard time remembering. I need to go flip through We Were Liars again to see which aunties is Cadence's mother and who's the aunties for the other girl's mom. It's been 4 books between the first and this prequel, so it's hard for me to remember. I know Aunt Carrie is Johnny's mom. Good thing We Were Liars has the family tree at the beginning of the book! I love this book. I really do. I didn't expect to, but then I just fell in love with it and now it's an obsession. I really liked the fact that this instalment dug a little bit deeper into some of the things that were touched on in the first book. We got a proper look at privilege and how this family and their wealth comes from - a product of exploitation of many generations of people of colour and the disgusting reality of that. It didn’t sugar coat anything, but brought it forward to be laid bare and scrutinised.

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