We Were LiarsBook - 2014 | First edition.
From Library Staff
This book has a unique style of writing which is heavy on the poetic metaphors. Four friends summer on a private island each year. This year is different and Cadence can’t figure out why. We can't say anymore without giving the mystery away, but be prepared for a bit of an emotional rollercoaster... Read More »
ChristchurchTeens Apr 13, 2020
Cady and her family spend every summer on a private island with her aunts, uncles and cousins. They cause trouble and do things that spoiled rich kids do with open access to a bar. But something happens one summer that Cady can't remember, and no one will tell her about it. She pieces together th... Read More »
ChristchurchTeens Sep 13, 2016
Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.
Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenager Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.
ChristchurchLib Jun 02, 2014
"Cadence "Cady" Sinclair is one of the Sinclairs, a powerful, privileged New England family. Every year, Cady looks forward to summer, when she reunites with her cousins Mirren and Johnny and their friend, Gat, on the family's private island. But during their 15th summer, something... Read More »
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"What if we could stop being different colors, different backgrounds, and just be in love?"
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."
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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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