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@Read Epub ⚧ We Were Liars ë A beautiful and distinguished familyA private islandA brilliant, damaged girl a passionate, political boyA group of four friends the Liars whose friendship turns destructiveA revolution An accident A secretLies upon liesTrue loveThe 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 itAnd if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE We were warm and shivering,and young and ancient,and alive When I began to read this book I went in completely blind and had absolutely no clue what it was about The blurb on the back didn t tell me anything about the plot and everything I knew was that We Were Liars had apparently won the YA Goodreads Choice Award in 2014 So yeah, I just decided to read it and hoped it would be good and looking at it in retrospective this actually was the best decision I could have made P Because let sWe were warm and shivering,and young and ancient,and alive When I began to read this book I went in completely blind and had absolutely no clue what it was about The blurb on the back didn t tell me anything about the plot and everything I knew was that We Were Liars had apparently won the YA Goodreads Choice Award in 2014 So yeah, I just decided to read it and hoped it would be good and looking at it in retrospective this actually was the best decision I could have made P Because let s face it, this book will mess with your head big time The Liars will make you wonder, they ll make you question what happened in summer 15 and you ll not only become curious but you ll also feel a need to read on XDSilence is a protective coating over pain Of course there are plenty of hints, but will you be able to figure them out or will you be in the dark until the end I guess by now you already realised that this isn t one of my typical reviews and yes, you re right I won t write anything about the plot Sorry No, I think I m not lolA brute beneath a pleasant surface, betraying his kindness in letting me come to his sheltered island every year I ve betrayed him by seducing his Catherine, his Cadence And my penance is to become the monster he always saw in meThis is a book you ll have to experience for yourself And I want you all to scream WHAT THE FREAKING HELL when you finally reach the ending Haha And before you ask, yes I screamed it loud and clear XD This story is a mindfuck and even my usually very observant mind wasn t ready for the finale PSo all I m going to do is to give you a little character description The rest you ll have to figure out on your own XD Meet the Liars MirrenShe is sugar She is curiosity and rain Be a little kinder than you have to JohnnyHe is bounce He is effort and snark Never eat anything bigger than your ass GatDo not accept an evil you can change His nose was dramatic, his mouth sweet Skin deep borwn, hair black and waving Body wired with energy Gat seemed spring loaded Like he was searching for something He was contemplation and enthusiasm Ambition and strong coffee I could have looked at him forever CadyAlways do what you are afraid to do, I say.These days she is a gnarled crone, touching the raw flesh of my brain with her cruel fingernails She pokes my exposed nerves, exploring whether she ll take up residence in my skull If she gets in, I m confined to my bedroom for a day or maybe two Are you curious and intrigued already If yes, I hope you ll enjoy the book as much as I did It was a really nice and fast read and it definitely exceeded my expectations No Truth be told, it completely messed with my mind But we all love deliberate confusion, don t we PI suffer migraines I do not suffer fools.I like a twist of meaning Once upon a time there were three bears who lived in a wee house in the woods.Once upon a time there were three billy goats who lived near a bridge.Once upon a time there were three soldiers, tramping together down the roads after the war.Once upon a time there were three little pigs.Once upon a time there were three brothers.No, this is it This is the variation I want It was a better coming of age than Catcher in the Rye, but I also thought Twilight was a better coming of age than CatcherOnce upon a time there were three bears who lived in a wee house in the woods.Once upon a time there were three billy goats who lived near a bridge.Once upon a time there were three soldiers, tramping together down the roads after the war.Once upon a time there were three little pigs.Once upon a time there were three brothers.No, this is it This is the variation I want It was a better coming of age than Catcher in the Rye, but I also thought Twilight was a better coming of age than Catcher in the Rye fuck you, Holden Caulfield It wasn t a terrible book I ve read far worse It s just that the writing style sometimes get on my nerves The sentences are sometimes written fully, and oftentimesitjust goes likethis out of freakingnowhere For no freaking.Reason at all If that s the kind of thing that bothers you Then you should probably avoid this book.This book has almost no plot It is full of odd sentence structures and purple prose The entire book is about a poor little rich girl living with a poor little rich family with the kind of ending that makes you go WHAT THE ACTUAL KIND OF M NIGHT SHYAMALAN FUCKERY IS THIS It s not terrible But there s almost no plot at all The Liars areTalkers, and they have almost no relevant role in the book because this book is about a pretentious girl with nothing but whitegirlproblems and richpeopleproblems The aforementioned Liars don t do anything in this book, they re not witty, they re not cute, they don t give off the sense of closeness and kinship that you get from growing up with someone their entire life Hell, they re nowhere near Dead Poets Society kind of interesting.This is a coming of age, and nothingIt hasthekindof writing stylethat s often choppylike this Commasare sometimes used And sometimes not Haphazardly With no punctuality.No pun intended.Sentences are fragmented The main character sometimes.Has the tendency to use overwrought, run on metaphors To describe herself And her headaches Such as a helicopter blown by the wind tossed by the torrential rain in the wilds of Alaska felt by a little Eskimo girl during the first whispers of a glacial spring with the scent of violets and hints of lavender in the fields of Grasse.The Summary My full name is Cadence Sinclair Eastman.I am nearly eighteen.I used to be blond, but now my hair is black.I used to be strong, but now I am weak.I used to be pretty, but now I look sick.It is true I suffer migraines since my accident.It is true I do not suffer fools Poor little Cadence Sinclair is wealthy She is loved She is one of the Sinclairs, a good looking old money Democrat family, think the Kennedys, without the political aspirations They have names like Liberty, Taft, and Tipper They go to Ivy League schools They have trust funds They have sired a generation of children, the leader of which is Cadence Cadence and her crew call themselves The Liars The Liars are composed of her cousins Mirren, Johnny, and the outcast Healthcliff, Indian love interest, Gat.The Liars supposedly cause trouble They don t really They do almost nothing Cadence herself is sick She is prone to theatrics, and she is not so secretly in love with Gat She gets headaches She feels self pity She is privileged She doesn t realize it.This is the story of a wealthy, beautiful family It s a beautiful night, and we are indeed a beautiful family.I do not know what changed This is the story about a girl s headaches Why did I go into the water alone at night Where were my clothes Did I really have a head injury from the swim, or did something else happenThis is a story about The Liars And their spectacularly brilliant conversations for the entire fucking summer They have baby oil spread on their bodies Two bottles of it lie on the grass Aren t you afraid you ll get burned I ask I don t believe in sunblock any, says Johnny He s decided the scientists are corrupt and the whole sunblock industry is a moneymaking fraud, says Mirren Have you ever seen sun poisoning I ask The skin literally bubbles It s a dumb idea, says Mirren We re just bored out of our minds, that s allThey re not the only ones bored out of their mind.The Writing I plunge down,down to rocky rocky bottom, andI can see the base of Beechwood Island andmy arms and legs feel numb but my fingers are cold Slicesof seaweed go past as I fall.And then I am up again, and breathing.I m okay,my head is okay,no one needs to cry for me or worry about me.I am fine,I am alive.I swim to shore I really have a problem with the writing, but this is just a matter of taste But then again, I ve never been a fan of this type of prose Needless to say, I don t like e.e cummings The writing is so often choppy, haphazardly punctuated The first person narrator also has a tendency to use very, very dramatic imagery to describe situations Some situations are false Then he pulled out a handgun and shot me in the chest I was standing on the lawn and I fell The bullet hole opened wide and my heart rolled out of my rib cage and down into a flower bed Blood gushed rhythmically from my open wound,then from my eyes,my ears,my mouth That, there, was a description of how she FELT It confused me as fuck until I realized that she didn t actually get hurt, which made it evenconfusing when she did actually hurt herself Every time Gat said these things, so casual and truthful, so oblivious my veins opened My wrists split I bled down my palms I went light headed I thought that was her being overdramatic again, until I realized that the guy was fucking bandaging her up afterwards.The main character has a huge tendency to use purple prose She describes her migraines like they were the end of the world, which, I understand to some people they might be, but if you re getting a fucking migraine, there s really no bloody need to get all freaking poetic about it A witch has been standing there behind me for some time, waiting for a moment of weakness She holds an ivory statue of a goose It is intricately carved I turn and admire it only for a moment before she swings it with shocking force It connects, crushing a hole in my forehead I can feel my bone come loose The witch swings the statue again and hits above my right ear, smashing my skull Blow after blow she lands, until tiny flakes of bone litter the bed and mingle with chipped bits of her once beautiful goose That entire passage is one of many throughout the book about her headaches I just couldn t take it.The Main CharacterYou re filled with superiority, aren t you You think you understand the world so much better than I do I ve heard Gat talking I ve seen you eating up his words like ice cream off a spoon But you haven t paid bills, you haven t had a family, owned property, seen the world You have no idea what you re talking about, and yet you do nothing but pass judgmentPoor little rich girl syndrome She s beautiful, but wounded, and mysterious and revered, just for the sake of her blood alone, for the sake of her family s name alone Think about it If you were a Kennedy, it doesn t matter if you look like an elephant stepped on your head when you were born People are still going to love you and worship you and whisper your name with reverence because you re a motherfucking Kennedy It s this way with the Sinclairs, only there s no paparazzi following them around All of the benefits, and no family curse But somehow Cadence finds a way to be a rebel without a cause anyway.She s rich She s hypocritical about her wealth because she criticizes her own fucking family for being wealthy She does stupid shit like give things away to random people because she can Before the summer is over, Cadence s room will have been empty because she keeps giving shit away for no fucking reason.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 damnedWho are Ginny and Paulo Gat hits his fist into his palm Ginny is the housekeeper Paulo is the gardener You don t know their names and they ve worked here summer after summer That s part of my point My face heats with shame I m sorryThe Love InterestYou re saying Granddad thinks you re Heathcliff I promise you, he does, says Gat A brute beneath a pleasant surface, betraying his kindness in letting me come to his sheltered island every year I ve betrayed him by seducing his Catherine, his Cadence And my penance is to become the monster he always saw in meGat is the only interesting character in the book He is Indian American Gat Patil He is the nephew of her aunt s boyfriend, and they ve known each other for years He is self aware Too self aware in the pretentious way that teenagers can often be, but his character feels authentically teenaged I liked him He is accepted into The Liars, but he s not altogether accepted in the family Because of his skin color, because of his lack of family money, he feels left out And I can sympathize with himI m not saying he wants to be the guy who only likes white people, Gat went on He knows he s not supposed to be that guy He s a Democrat, he voted for Obama but that doesn t mean he s comfortable having people of color in his beautiful familyGat is intelligent Reasonable Likeable And I wonder why the fuck he cares about a waste of air like Cadence This is the kind of book that, when I finish reading it, I m like FINALLY and then throw the book out of the window in this case not applicable because of digital copy so I m doing it through a gif But really, what a weird story and an uncomfortable and pretentious atmosphere this We Were Liars book has It wasn t long, thank God, but damn it was painful to read This is my 3rd negative review read this week and I m seriously pissed but will try to keep it cool.I didn t getthe purpose of thi This is the kind of book that, when I finish reading it, I m like FINALLY and then throw the book out of the window in this case not applicable because of digital copy so I m doing it through a gif But really, what a weird story and an uncomfortable and pretentious atmosphere this We Were Liars book has It wasn t long, thank God, but damn it was painful to read This is my 3rd negative review read this week and I m seriously pissed but will try to keep it cool.I didn t getthe purpose of this book.Why were they calledLiars anyway Okaythey lied but who doesn t Why are they supposed tobe so special Becausesome of them are rich So what Many people are as well and it doesn t make theminteresting special Did it annoy you How I just wrote what I wrote If it did, this is not the book for you It s like the author wanted to make this story phenomenal and so damn poignant and thought that by adding some metaphorical sentences, a different writing style and a heavy recycled subject she would succeed But she didn t At least, not for me I personally thought it felt very pretentious and TOO MUCH The pacing is uneven and the story very repetitive The characters, except maybe for Cady, the MC, are one dimensional and I couldn t connect with any one of them.Again with the subject, is it mainly aboutrich wants to date poor guy aka love of her life but can t because family So confusing but I guess that s it since THAT started a lot of stuff The love story, by the way, is so so so dull This is all because of the hype Oh, the hype was there It.IS.There But we all know hype lies and loves doing it This is not the type of book I usually read because it feels, just by reading the synopsis really couldn t this book have at least a normal synopsis too sad dark eerie for me but, HEY, we all need to step out of our comfort zone from time to time PLUS, John Green praised this book He 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 praised this book And, since I finished reading The Fault in Our Stars not so long ago and loved it, I thought I d trust Green s judgement Except, it was boring Boring Boring Boring The only parts I felt myself enjoying reading are the little stories with the king and his 3 daughters I really don t recommend this book It s a waste of time because it s confusing as hell and doesn t even have a nice normally written ending.I wish I could burn it This was, without a doubt, one of the most powerful and well crafted books I have read in a really long time Elements that made this book outstanding 1 It started with a map and a family tree Talk about setting yourself up for success 2 The personification of emotion This might not make sense unless you ve read the book, but wow it was powerful.3 The use of fairy tales from the main character to describe situations.4 The sense of complete mystery and suspicion I was always questioning ev This was, without a doubt, one of the most powerful and well crafted books I have read in a really long time Elements that made this book outstanding 1 It started with a map and a family tree Talk about setting yourself up for success 2 The personification of emotion This might not make sense unless you ve read the book, but wow it was powerful.3 The use of fairy tales from the main character to describe situations.4 The sense of complete mystery and suspicion I was always questioning everything.5 The use of dramatic lines You know when an author brings in an epic moment stopping line This was full of those awesome drops 6 The moment There s a moment where all is revealed and IT WAS PERFECT.7 The consequential understanding Everything suddenly clicked into place and it was glorious.8 The side characters I think sometimes side characters can feel inconsequential and here they felt really important.There weren t very many things I didn t like, to be honest, but there was one 1 The title It does t make sense to me I don t want to say anything in case spoilers, but I don t think it s the perfect title.Two final things 1 I have a theory I have a theory about this book that I m really excited to discuss so I m going to make a video about it 2 This book really made me cry Like explode cry Lots of tears And I ve only ever cried at 2 other books.I absolutely recommend this book, to everyone who likes books, because MAN, THIS WAS A GOOD BOOK