We Were Liars | Book Chats

We Were Liars.

This book. This book.
This is one of the most beautifully haunting, heart wrenching, and unexpected books I have ever read.

Upon reading reviews on the book, trying to decide whether or not I would/should read it, I decided I would. I ordered it, and when it arrived, I waited a few weeks to read it.

I got around to reading it on Monday, and wanted so badly to know what the big secret was that I finished reading it on Tuesday.

Let me just say that I actually had to get up  from where I was sitting to go somewhere private, by myself, to read the complete part 3. 

The writing is so clever, there are clues of the Truth throughout the book, clues that, if you are clever enough, you will see but will not fully understand because "How do they tie in to the story at all? Then these must not be clues at all!" Oh, but they are.
The layout of the book is also quite different, there are chapters....but there are not. Or should I say that the chapters are either somewhat long or extremely short...
The characters steal your heart, and you see life through their eyes and you want nothing but for them to lead their own life, and not the life their family demands of them.
And when they must separate, you crave their togetherness, but when they are finally reunited you dwell in their happiness to have one another, you dwell in the warmth of their familiar friendship.
Only to be hit with the Truth.

As always, I will not tell you anything about the book. 
But I will tell you this, the back of the book, gives you just the right amount of information you need to jump in the world of the Sinclairs, and the few who are still considered outsiders, even after so many years...

"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."

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"Me, Johnny, Mirren, and Gat. Gat, Mirren, Johnny, and me.
The family calls us four the Liars, and probably we deserve it. We are all nearly the same age, and we all have birthdays in the fall. Most years on the island, we've been trouble."
(Cadence Sinclair)

Have you read "We Were Liars"? What did you think?