Published by Delacorte Press on May 13th 2014
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The New York Times bestseller We Were Liars is now available as a not-to-be-missed hardcover deluxe edition! Whether you know how it ends (shh . . . don t tell!) or have let too many seasons go by without discovering the truth about the Liars for yourself, you will want to get your hands on the exclusive new content in this deluxe edition.
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.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. In addition to the bestselling novel, the collectors edition includes:
.Never-before-shared letters from Gat to Cadence
.A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the author s creative process
.The author s hand-drawn map of Beechwood Island and the Sinclair family tree
.Unique ideas for book discussions Sinclair family style
.An excerpt from E. Lockhart s upcoming novel Genuine Fraud a psychological thriller that will leave you breathless
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
Praise for We Were Liars:
20 Weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List
Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents. The Wall Street Journal
A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten. - Parade.com
Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable. - John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars
You re going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending. Entertainment Weekly
An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing. - The New York Times Book Review
No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is . . . [Lockhart s] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic. - Chicago Tribune
This new deluxe edition is absolutely beautiful and thanks to Rockstar Book Tours, we have a giveaway just for you! But first, here’s a re-post of my original. spoiler-free review of the book. I 5-star loved it!
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Oh, E. (Emily) Lockhart, you wrote this book just for me. Little known facts about me: I love, love, love stories about large families. Large, privileged families with lots of secrets and in-fighting are even better. I think it’s because I grew up in the very opposite of that. No trust fund, no private schools, no islands owned by my grandfather that I could conveniently spend my summers on with the rest of my very privileged cousins. But it doesn’t stop me from wondering what it would be like. Emily gives us just those glimpses. The Sinclairs are full of old money, but as the older generation carves and clings to what they think should be theirs, the younger one bonds carelessly realizing that perhaps there is more to life than percentages of inheritance.
Cadence with her cousins, Johnny and Mirren, and their friend, Gat, have spent summers together on her grandfather’s island since they were eight years old. Together they are The Liars. I loved the tightness of their group, and their exclusivity (ignoring their younger cousins and the older generation, too). The Liars questions their parents’ preoccupation with inheritance, class and race. And don’t worry, Mundie Moms, there is a sweetness to the budding romance between Cady and Gat, who as an outsider, continually questions the lifestyle level maintained by the older generation of Sinclairs.
And then in the summer of their fifteenth year, everything backfires. There is an event that causes Cady to have amnesia, and she becomes my favorite of all protagonists — a very unreliable narrator. The story twists as Cady begins to remember events slowly and the unfolding of the plot reminded me of the last of those summer vacation sunsets. You know it’s coming, you just want it to last.
If you’re looking for a summer story that will be predictable, don’t pick up We Were Liars. Also, set aside some time. Trust me on this. You will not be able to put it down. I finished it in one long flight and it has easily become my very favorite summer read of 2014.
3 winners will receive deluxe edition copies of WE WERE LIARS, US Only.
Be sure to check out the other tour stops below for more information on the book, interviews, guest posts and chances to enter the giveaway!
5/15/2017- Tales of the Ravenous Reader– Interview
5/16/2017- Zach’s YA Reviews– Re-Post Review
5/17/2017- A Backwards Story– Guest Post
5/18/2017- Such a Novel Idea– Re-Post Review
5/19/2017- NovelKnight– Excerpt
5/22/2017- Page Turners Blog– Re-Post Review
5/23/2017- Book Briefs– Review
5/24/2017- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review
5/25/2017- BookHounds YA– Interview
5/26/2017- Falling For YA– Re-Post Review
About E. Lockhart:
I am the author of We Were Liars, Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and the Ruby Oliver quartet: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends. How to Be Bad was co-written with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski.
Disreputable History was a Printz Award honor book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and recipient of the Cybils Award for best young adult novel. We Were Liars is a New York Times bestseller. It won the Goodreads Choice Award and was Amazon’s #1 YA novel of 2014.
I have a doctorate in English literature from Columbia University. My field was 19th-century British novel. In 2013 I chaired the committee on Young People’s Literature for the National Book Awards. I currently teach creative writing at Hamline University’s low-residency MFA program in Writing for Children.