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.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
This book opens to a foreword from the author that essentially asks the reader not to reveal the plot, or the ending (especially the ending!) to those who are yet to venture into it. And while I couldn't agree more, nor would I be tempted to do that, it makes this review somewhat difficult to write. Choosing one's words has never seemed more pertinent to the task at hand.
(Consequently, this is a spoiler-free review.)