We Were Liars

  • Type: Books
  • By: E. Lockhart
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: Mystery & Suspense
  • Recommended by: Melissa C.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780385741262
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Cady can't remember her fifteenth summer after a tragic accident and she needs to find out what happened.

Cady has spent every summer with her family at Windmere House on Beechwood Island, a private island off the coast of Massachusetts. During her eighth summer, her aunt brought a boy, Gat, to stay on the island with her cousin, Johnny. Ever since then Gat has returned to the island every summer. Since then Cady, Gat, and her cousins Mirren and Johnny have been inseparable each summer. Until the summer of her fifteenth year, when a tragic accident left Cady with intense migraines and no memory of what happened. Feeling confused and abandoned by the lack of concern and communication from Gat and her cousins, she is eager to return to the island. Cady goes back to the island for her seventeenth summer and is determined to find out what happened during her fifteenth summer. She returns to an island and a family that is mysteriously changed. No one will talk to Cady about what happened, so she must put the clues together on her own. What she uncovers is unexpected and devastating. We Were Liars is the story of family, love, accidents, regret and lies. It is a suspenseful and absorbing mystery. Through Cady's quest to discover what happened, Lockhart peels back the layers of a privileged, dysfunctional family and the devastating repercussions of their actions; while highlighting the intense emotions that can sometime jade our ability to make clear decisions. This is a intensly intriguing book that readers will be unable to put down. Highly recommended for readers who enjoy Teen Fiction, mystery and suspense.