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We Were Liars - E. Lockhart

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Published: 1st August 2014
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The story of one family, one summer, and one act that may never be forgiven. 'Thrilling, beautiful and blisteringly smart.utterly unforgettable.' JOHN GREEN

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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.

True love.

The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense that will leave you reeling.

Read it.

And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

About the Author

Emily Lockhart is the author of eight YA novels including The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and recipient of the Cybils Award for best young adult novel. She has a doctorate in English Literature from Columbia University and has taught composition, literature and creative writing. Her books have been translated into ten languages.

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  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
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      Comments about We Were Liars:

      I had heard about this book from a number of people and decided to pick it up, and I'm so glad I did. Despite the slow-ish beginning, the book does pick up quickly and I couldn't put it down after that. Got two of my friends to read it as well and they were in love with it too. Amazingly written and a fantastic story.

       
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      one of the best books

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Informative
      • Page-Turner
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        Comments about We Were Liars:

        I couldn't put the book down once i started and read it all in one day. It's now one of my favourite books all time

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        Incredible story

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        • Creative Plot
        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • Informative
        • Inspirational
        • Relevant
        • Shocking
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          Comments about We Were Liars:

          I was recommended to read 'we were liars' from a friend who had the book and i read the story in one sitting. It was engaging, compelling and just down right creative. I would recommend this story to anyone who loves surprises and well written novels with realistic characters.

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          'We Were Liars is heartbreaking, witty, beautiful and disturbing. E. Lockhart's best book to date.' - Justine Larbalestier 'A haunting tale about how families live within their own mythologies. Sad, wonderful, and real.' - Scott Westerfeld

          ISBN: 9781760111069
          ISBN-10: 1760111066
          Audience: Children
          For Ages: 13 - 18 years old
          For Grades: 8 - 10
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 240
          Published: 1st August 2014
          Publisher: Allen & Unwin
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8
          Edition Number: 1