Wednesday, April 23, 2014

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Publication Date:  May 13, 2014
Date Read:  January 18, 2014

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Random House Children's Publishing and Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.

4.5 Stars

STOP!  Quit reading reviews about this book!  The only productive thing anyone is going to be able to tell you about this book is that you need to read it.  If anyone tries to tell you anything else, do not let them.  No good can come from knowing anything about this book.  Your friends who wish to tell you about the book are really just ruining it for you.

If you are in public and hear people discussing this book, the best thing to do would be to cover your ears and sing Mary Had a Little Lamb at the top of your lungs so that you cannot hear what is being discussed.  One minor flaw in that plan would be that new discussions may start about the crazy person singing nursery rhymes at the top of their lungs in public for no apparent reason.  Maybe this is not a good plan.  

If you have read the book, zip it.  Your friends deserve the same chance that you had.  Allow them the privilege of going into this book blindly.   I know that we all like to prepare our friends for what is ahead.  In this case, don’t do it….you are not helping!  

If you feel that you MUST discuss this book, here is what you can do.  Buy extra copies of the book and give them to your friends.  Wait until your friends have read the book.  Then and only then discuss the book (but not in a public area so that we can avoid the whole singing episode previously mentioned).  It will be fun.  It will be like when you were little and played school…and this time you get to be the teacher because you will be handing out the assignments.

I must say that I did figure out the big twist in the book about half way through but I had to find out that I was right so I kept reading and enjoyed the journey.  If I had known that I was right, it seriously would have ruined all of the fun.

Seriously?  Can nobody follow directions anymore?  Why are you still reading this review?  Stop…just stop and go read the book.

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