We Were Liars: A Honest Book Review

Makayla risks the life of her book by placing it near the water in downtown New Baltimore and gets full of sand in the process.

Makayla Nason

Makayla risks the life of her book by placing it near the water in downtown New Baltimore and gets full of sand in the process.

Makayla Nason, Copy Editor

Much like the book ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’, the book ‘We Were Liars’ has been circling around the social media app Tik Tok. 

The story mainly takes place on a private island, off the coast of Massachusetts, with the main character being Cadence Sinclair Eastman, along with her big family. Every summer, her and her family would live on their private island, and spend their days basking away. This has been a family tradition for many years, and it was something everyone looked forward to. That is until something happens.

We start the book with Cadence introducing herself along with some useful background knowledge that will come in later. Colorful and figurative language is used to describe the emotions and trauma that she experienced, way before the book even really begins. After learning about the family and how they live, we finally get into the story when they took the boat over to their island.

This is when we get introduced to Gat, Mirren, and Johnny, who the family calls the “Liars”. These people are the group of teens that will be brought up the most since they all hang out in one big group. We get to see the connection that Gat and Cadence have, which is pretty romantic if you ask me. While everyone is related, Gat is nothing more than a close family friend, perhaps sparking the romance between him and Cadence.

It was a normal day, Gat and Cadence were hanging out with each other and spending the day together. After a long day, Cadence decided to go night swimming but couldn’t find Gat, Mirren, and Johnny. Where did they go?

After this, there isn’t much I can say without spoiling the book. So here’s my review! Overall I really liked this book, it has to be one of my favorites. I remember buying it and finishing it within a week because I was so eager to find out what had happened. I definitely recall rushing to finish my work in chemistry class so that I could read and finish the book.

Tik tok seems to have shown some light on some amazing books as you can see. I have recommended this book to several of my friends who are avid readers like me, and I will continue to recommend it to anyone who loves mystery and suspense. I rate this book a 5/5, purely because of the ending. One of the rules about this book, if someone asks you how it ends, you have to lie.