Omg, this book was both heartbreaking and beautiful. And I feel honored for having my heart broken by it.
Basically, Cadence Sinclair suffers from migraines and memory loss about something that happened on her family’s island when she was 15. She spends the majority of the book trying to understand what causes her migraines and what happened to her that she can’t remember. With the help of her cousins, whom she affectionately refers to as “The Liars,” she comes to discover what happened to her and to her family.
I finished this book in 2 evenings, I could not put it down. I read some reviews before reading it that criticized it for randomly switching to prose, but I thought that the sudden changes were helpful to understand the depth of Cadence’s feelings as well as slow the reader down to get a better understanding of what is happening in the story. I probably would not recommend it to those younger than 8th to 9th grade simply because of its use of language and traumatic events.
Overall, We Were Liars is a beautifully written book that will grab your attention and not let go.
My rating: 5/5 stars