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Book Review: We Were Liars - e. lockhart

"Welcome to the beautiful Sinclair family. 
No one is a criminal.
No one is an addict.
No one is a failure."

Welcome to my book review.
This book has broken me.
This book has wrecked me. 
This book has destroyed me.

"Be normal, now, she said. Right now, she said. 
Because you are. Because you can be. 
Don't cause a scene, she told me. Breathe and sit up.
I did what she asked. 
She was all I had left."

Ah, this book. This book. 
I can't get over it.
The love.
The twist. 
The ending. 
The tragedy. The tragedy. 


"We are liars
We are beautiful and privileged
We are cracked and broken
A tale of love and romance
A tale of tragedy

Which are lies?
Which is truth?
You decide"

Is this "a tale of love and romance"? Most definitely. 
But this book is so much more than thoughtless words, young love and secrets. 
This book is about a king, who had three beautiful daughters. 
Those daughters grew up and married. They had children. 
The king built three beautiful houses, one for each of his daughters.
Every summer, the three daughters would visit with their children.
All seemed well.
Until it wasn't. 

Cadence is the kings granddaughter. 
Her full name is Cadence Sinclair Eastman.
She is the first grandchild. The first.
She, like her Mummy, likes pretty things. 
She, like her Mummy, doesn't know the staffs' names. 
She, like her Mummy is a Sinclair. 
Until she isn't.

Is this "a tale of tragedy"? Most definitely. 
Cadence had an accident. 
She doesn't remember anything of that summer. Summer fifteen.
Let her rest, the doctors say. 
Don't tell her what happened, the doctors say. 
Let her remember when she's ready, the doctors say. 
Cadence sets out to find the truth. 
She gives away all of her things.
Charity, she calls it.
She doesn't need so many things, she says.
Others can use them much more than she can, she thinks. 
She doesn't stop to think why she is doing this. 
Until she does. 

She uncovers many lies. 
She uncovers many truth.
She starts to remember.
She knows.
She grieves. 
She finds forgiveness.
She finds peace.
But she never forgets. 

Should you read this book? Most definitely.