Author: E Lockhart
The weekend has arrived! I guess it depends on when you are reading this, but as for me right here, right now, it is the weekend! And what a week it has been as our country was placed back into social restrictions. Along with social restrictions there comes more reading time 😀 and the sun has decided to show up (we are in winter) so I will be heading to the garden to start preparing for the onset of spring. Sound like a good weekend?
This week I finished We Were Liars. Once again it is a book that has been waiting to be read. There is one bonus to staying at home more and that is picking up the books that have been waiting for me here. Who else can admit to the ever increasing TBR lists and books that are already waiting but you just can't help adding one more; maybe just another couple too...
Okay, to the book at hand.
I quite enjoyed this one. It was an easy read, which was quiet refreshing. I put the book down a couple of times and had a little smile at the language as I recalled my adolescent years and some of the conversations my friends and I had, and the places we congregated. Rubbish, useless conversations that at the time had so much meaning but now I just smile and have a little giggle at the thought. I recalled summer holidays when we took our friends with us or I joined another family and tagged long with them. I guess you could say I became a part of the book from time to time, hence it has to be put into the 'good read' pile.
It was the ending that really got me thinking. When the truth was finally remembered. The twisted outcome shocked me. I didn't see it coming, at all. The thing that got me the most was that Cadence hadn't set out to hold back truth. She had an accident - or had she? Trauma? Even as I sit here writing my thoughts on this book, I go into deep thought about how many lies we all hold, hidden. Hidden not just from the those around us but even from ourselves. Cadence had no recall of the images she dug out in the final pages. In our final pages what are we going to recall? I know as things come up in my adult life, I recall one more little thing that I unknowingly hid away, even from myself.... memories forgotten to protect this child at the time. Fortunately I had a good childhood, so my little hidden dramas are easily dealt with. But as I pondered Cadence's memories, I thought of all the things many people trap in their hidden child, so deep inside that it is literally lost; for how long though?
I know this is deep thinking when it was such a simple read 💭 But that is what reading some of the classics has done to me.... I'm ruined!
Anyway, if you want a simple read that might just make you smile along the way and then give you a twist that will make you go 'What?!' in the final pages then this book is for you.
And, if you read some book along the way that you find gets you thinking like some do me, then leave me a message recommending I too put it on my TBR list - the list is NEVER too long.
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.