Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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The Sinclair Family is an old moneyed family that vacations every year on their private island off the coast of Massachusetts. Harris and Tipper Sinclair look forward to seeing their children and grandchildren every summer. One year, Gat comes to the island. He is the nephew of one of the sisters' boyfriend. Gat does not have blond hair like the rest of the Sinclairs. He is Indian. Gat is taken in by the older grandchildren: Cady, Mirren and Johnny. The family calls them the Liars. Cady and Gat have an instant connection. Towards the end of Summer Fifteen, Cady has an accident that impairs her memories. She skips a summer going to the island. The next summer she goes back and finds the main house has been razed and rebuilt in a new and very modern style. As the summer continues, Cady learns from the other Liars what she can't remember. What really happened on the island that summer? The answer will shock you. I would definitely recommend this book if you love suspense; you will be compelled to finish it in one sitting. You would like this book if you like… suspense or mystery novels.

- Becky, RRHS Staff