Book Blast//We Were Liars

Title: We Were Liars

Author: E. Lockhart

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Published: May 13, 2014

Cups of Tea: 3/5

I’ll be honest with you guys; I REALLY didn’t like this book. I heard good things about it but I felt so let down by it. I read this book this past summer to see what the hype was about, and I was left wanting more and super disappointed. Instead of drinking tea I should have been drinking wine to help me accept the writing style. It was a slow build that kept going to the present, then back to the past to help the reader fill in the missing pieces similar to the main protagonist. Lockhart used a different writing style than what I was used to. I think it could have been more effective, but it fell short for me. As I was reading the novel, I kept wondering why Lockhart decided to use this writing style throughout the novel. For me, it lost its impact, I wasn’t emotionally driven while reading it, and it felt very one note and flat.

I think that this book has so much potential to be amazing, but that potential got lost. If this book was written with more thought and consideration to the choice of words, I think it would have been amazing. I’m always looking for beautifully written books with carefully chosen words to make me fall in love with writing, words, and the English language. Unfortunately this was not the case with this book. The words had little impact on me. I was left feeling exhausted from trying to figure out what the writer was trying to say, and what the point of the prose throughout the whole novel was. I learned my lesson from this novel, don’t believe the hype; you’ll be let down

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