We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars is short for a novel and has relatively large font - 225 pages in total. Whilst at the beginning the writing style was frustrating due to the enormous amount of short sentences, as the novel progressed the sentences became longer and more descriptive and much easier to read. 
The layout of the book is split into 5 different parts, Welcome, Vermont, Summer Seventeen, Look a fire, and TruthIn total there are 87 chapters - most chapters being only one and a half pages long. 

The book itself, once you've gotten past the first 25-30 pages of difficult-to-read writing style, becomes very easy and flowing to read. Also due to the large font size, you get through it fairly quickly - I managed to read it in roughly 3-4 hours. 

Storyline wise without spoiling anything, the novel follows the lives of Cadence Sinclair and the Sinclair family on their summer holidays on the family owned private island. You get to know Cadence or Cady, and the other three in the group Johnny, Mirren, and Gat. As you read and become deeper and deeper into their lives, you find it easy to become attached to certain interactions between certain characters. The part that really sold me on the novel was part 5, Truth. It's hard not to give anything away but in the most basic way I can explain it - almost the entire book is a lie and the truth is harsh, horrifying, and a reality no one wants to face.

Before I hit part 5, I wouldn't have recommended this book to anyone as it seemed pointless and in all honesty, unintelligent writing. After reading part 5 - I'd rate it a 7/10 and recommend it to people probably between the ages of 13 and 17.
You can get this book from Dymocks for $17.99AUD.

If you guys have read the book let me know in the comments down below what you thought of it!

Cate-Marie xxx

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