Monday, September 28, 2015

Book Review #5 - We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Assalamualaikum wbt and hello everyone!

Yes people, another book review. I can't promise a good review (cause I'm still learning since forever *sob*). One thing I know, the book IS superbly great. (and great is subjective so yeah, whatever.)

I hope you're gonna like it. I've literally taken a very long time to move on from this book because it is so devastating. My heart breaks when the truth was revealed by the end of it. It hurts. (haaaa I might come up with some spoilers.) So yeah, let's start already.

Presenting, We Were Liars; A review by Farzanaley. *flips tudung* Bear with me people!

Book Review #5 - We Were Liars (E. Lockhart) a review by Farzanaley.

I finished it in a day. But it took me almost a week to start reading another book. T_T

Here comes. 

We were liars is a story about a group of teenagers; Cadence, Mirren, Johnny and Gat, and how the four of them spent their holidays in their own family island-- The Sinclairs. 

POV - We see everything through Cadence's eyes. First person POV. How she see and feel everything, especially after she lost her memory due to the tragic accident.

Settings - Cadence meet her cousins every summer holidays. Something that we really anticipate for.
Especially that it's spent mostly with her cousins of her age. It's summer vacation, what more does she need?


Cadence - Oh young lady, how do I explain you? A proper girl. Lives in a broken family. Her mother is part of The Sinclairs. Her father left. Lost her memories after the awful accident.

Johnny - Cousin. His mother is also part of The Sinclairs. He has the typical young teenage boy character. Relaxed and caring, like a brother to Cadence.

Mirren - Cousin. More like a sister from another mother. Mirren's mother is also one of the Sinclairs. She's the person Cadence would seek and talk about her life because she'll definitely be there for her.

Gat - a Friend. Could've been a boyfriend to Cadence. Until Grandfather conveyed that he refused to accept people of different class in the family.


Summer vacation in The Sinclairs' private island has always been on the list. However, meeting Gat was not. Cadence first met him when Johnny brought him during one of their holidays. Gat has always been showing the other side of himself when he's with her. He wanted a lot of things. Changes. He has big dreams, and those are the ones that kept him alive.

Gat was a friend. While they were cousins. Their mothers were siblings. The mothers kept quarreling over their Grandfather's property. The young cousins were sick of it. They wanted it to stop.

Who would know that during one of those holidays, a very unfortunate event happened. Cadence lost her memories. Everything looked and felt foreign. Everyone stopped fighting. 

Cadence felt like the victory was theirs. They've gained some. Nevertheless, she knew it wasn't it. She felt empty; not knowing what they've lost.

*wow I might not be good at reviews but hell yeah I'm good at creating suspense out of it! (hahahaha okay ignore me). 

As I've written above, the book torn my heart into pieces, moved me into tears (which I've never done when I usually read before) and definitely tortured my mind until today. 

To put it laconically, all you've gotta do is to read it. If all of my fingers were thumbs, then E. Lockhart would've gotten 20 thumbs up from me. That's how amazing the book is, to me personally.

Thanks for reading!

Farzana Rosley.