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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Don't miss the eagerly anticipated prequel, Family of Liars, available May 2022!

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.

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
"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

Young Adult
May 13
Random House Children's Books
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

ErinWearsPrada ,

Different ending

Deep and intricate, wonderfully written but slightly disappointed in the ending. Not a fan of unrealistic fiction, a different plot twist would have been preferred. That's all I can say without giving everything away!

FiendFodder ,

A special gem

Magically fantastic. My daughter bought the hardcover a few days after release and only 12 days later four of our family have enthusiastically devoured it. No book has ever made the rounds that fast. Must read.


Haunting, Riveting, and just so Beautiful

I get how some might not enjoy the ending, HOWEVER, I thought it was as close to perfect as it could be (I don't believe in perfection).
I read the book in less than four hours (then spent another hour talking nonstop about it ☺️). The writing and the way it flowed so well throughout the whole book made it just impossible to put down. The characters were great and had believable and enthralling development behind them that surmounts to the story and makes it so that the reader becomes completely absorbed into the cold and material world of the Sinclairs, and in particular the Liars who despise it.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who liked Broken by C.J. Lyons or Six Months Later by Natalie Richards (they both had similar underlying tones but the narration in We Were Liars is so much more amazing).
Also, one last thing: when I saw the book I immediately loved the title, and the cover art practically forced me to by it. After reading it though, when I took just one look at the cover and started crying because I understood the title.
Again, it is a wonderful book that I highly recommend. I hope my review convinces you to read it! 😘

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