We Were LiarsBook - 2017 | Deluxe edition
9780385741279 (trade paperback)
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Cruel (cruel) summer, leaving me here on my own. (--Amber)
Four privileged teens spend their summers on a remote island doing whatever they please. Until one summer when all the lies they ever told come back to haunt them. A twisty curvy ride with an ending you will never see coming. A great book escape for the beach or lake.
After a confusing accident, fifteen-year-old Cadence deals with amnesia and chronic pain along with a dysfunctional family and heartbreaking romance.
Each summer the wealthy, seemingly perfect Sinclair family meet on their private island. This summer, 17-year-old Cady struggles to remember how she became involved in a mysterious accident, in which she sustained a blow to the head, and now suffers from migraines and memory loss.
From the critics
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We are liars. We are beautiful and privileged. We are cracked and broken."
So many stars, it seemed like a celebration, a grand, illicit party the galaxy was holding after the humans were put to bed"
It is possible people are curious about us because we do not show them our hearts. It is possible that we enjoy the way people are curious about us."
We were warm and shivering, and young and ancient, and alive. I was thinking it's true we already love each other. already do."
Nothing, I lie there and wait, and remind myself over and over that it doesn't last forever. That there will be another day and after that, yet another day
He wanted to stop evil. He wanted to express his anger. He lived big, my brave Gat
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The Sinclairs spend every summer on their private island, Beechwood. Born within a few short months of each other, 3 of the Sinclair grandchildren and one friend of the family spend the summers thick as thieves, calling themselves The Liars. Cadence, Johnny, Mirren and Gat are inseparable every year, but the summer of their fifteenth year, things start to change. Cadence begins to fall in love with Gat (a friend of the family who is invited to Beechwood every summer) while the Sinclair family falls apart around them.
The summer ends in a tragic accident when Cadence is found in the shallow water of the beach, unconscious and on the verge of hypothermia. Unable to remember what brought her to the beach Cadence spends most of the school year recovering from her injuries and suffering severe migraines brought on by head trauma (the doctors tell her she must have hit her head on the shallow rocks along the beach).
Cadence’s sixteenth summer she does not join the liars at Beechwood but is instead sent on a European tour with her father, spending much of the time bedridden from migraines. It isn’t until two years after the accident that Cadence returns to Beechwood and The Liars. Meanwhile her grandfather has built a new house, and family relations seem at an all-time high, Cadence’s accident ending her families constant bickering.
But things have changed between Cadence and The Liars since the fifteenth summer. Gat is despondent, Johnny is hiding something and Mirren fights bouts of nausea. Something isn’t right, and it has to do with her accident. Cadence is determined to find out the truth about The Liars, Beechwood and their fifteenth summer.
THERE ARE SPOILERS! Cadence (Cady) is the heir to the very rich Sinclair family fortune. Her grandfather has a island where they spend every single summer at. When Cady is eight years old her anut Carrie meets a new guy (whom she is in love with) and he brings his nephew Gat to the island as company for Carrie's son Johnny. Johnny, Cady, Gat, and Mirren (whom is another cousin) create this group called The Liars (that only ever gets together at the island). When Cady is 15 something happens to the liars that causes her to almost kill herself. She then spends the next 2 years in Vermont or in Europe. When Cady is 17 years old she finally convinces her Mother to let her go back to the island so she can discover what happened 2 years ago. Also during those 2 years the other liars NEVER ONCE contacted her while she tried to contact them. So when Cady returns they are there acting like its normal and they haven't been seperated for 2 years without any contact what so ever. Basically after a lot of talking and some love. Cady discovers that Johnny, Gat, and Mirren died in a house fire.
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