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We Were Liars

E. Lockhart


9781760111069

Allen & Unwin


Children's & Educational;
General fiction (Children's&YA)


Paperback

240 pages

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Cadence Sinclair is the eldest granddaughter of a patrician old-money family. Each summer they holiday on their private island off Marthas Vineyard - grandparents, aunts and cousins. The aunts are all vying for favour from their bigoted father, the littles and the golden retrievers are tolerated with amusement, and the older grandchildren - Cady, Mirren and Johnny form their own clique. Gat is an addition to their circle, a brown-skinned politically aware boy who Cady falls deeply in love with from the very beginning.

But something unspeakably horrible happened to Cady on the island of her fifteenth summer - and no-one speaks of it. She is continually plagued by debilitating headaches, has missed a lot of school and her cousins don't return her emails.

After missing one summer on the island, she returns the next, only to find there is a lot more she hasn't been told about - her grandfather's senility, her aunts' deterioration, her cousins refusing to stay in their allocated family homes. Spiky and energetic writing carries along a clever, gripping and twisty story. 14+ Lindy

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A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends - the Liars - whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense that will leave you reeling. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

By:   E. Lockhart
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm, 
ISBN:   9781760111069
ISBN 10:   1760111066
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   August 2014
Recommended Age:   From 13
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active


'We Were Liars is heartbreaking, witty, beautiful and disturbing. E. Lockhart's best book to date.' - Justine Larbalestier 'A haunting tale about how families live within their own mythologies. Sad, wonderful, and real.' - Scott Westerfeld


  • Long-listed for Inky Awards: Silver Inky 2015.
  • Short-listed for Goodreads Choice Awards 2014 (UK)
  • Short-listed for Silver Inky 2016 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for The Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2015 (Australia)
  • Shortlisted for Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2014.
  • Shortlisted for Inky Awards: Silver Inky 2015.
  • Winner of Goodreads Choice Awards: Fiction 2014.
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