Welcome back to the ABB Book Club (ABBBC). December was such a busy month we decided to have one book for December and January. That book was We Were Liars by E Lockhart.
Being heavily pregnant it is hard for me to sit in one position for long periods of time so I’ve only been able to manage a few pages at once. However, I am glad we choose one book for December and January.
We Were Liars is a very different story. Although sometimes I got confused because it jumped to different years quite a lot, this book is quite easy to follow and I was engaged from the start. The twist was something I never would have guessed and it has left me wanting to talk about it to everyone!
The Story is about Cady, the eldest grandchild of the Sinclair family–which is a very rich, privileged, white family. But like many fictional rich families, the Sinclairs have issues. I think there’s a danger in knowing a book has a twist when you go into it. It makes you super aware that something is coming. I don’t want to divulge in the twist as I have had a couple of messages this week about people not finishing the book yet, however, it is worth picking up the book for the twist.
For the past couple years, however, Cady’s been suffering from excruciating migraines. Her memory of the last summer she spent at the Sinclair ancestral home, two years ago, is distorted. She tries to piece together the summer where she was found floating in the lake. What happened? Why did none of the liars contact her after? etc.
The book is written well and the characters are interesting with a lot of depth.
I am not sure if this book is one I would pick up again but maybe I’ll revisit it in a year or two.
February’s Book of choice is The List by Siobhan Vivian. You can buy it here.