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Zoella Book Club title Summer 16 | One of our Books of the Year 2014 - Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014 - May 2014 Book of the Month A gripping story with a brilliantly shocking ending. Rich, beautiful, privileged – the Sinclair clan seem to have it all. For Cadence and her cousins that means long hot summers on their special holiday island. Days of swimming and picnics and parties. But around them swirl the problems of their parents and particularly, the complex issues of their inheritance. When Cadence hits her head in an accident she can’t remember anything about how it might have happened; a whole section of her life is missing. It is only when she goes back to the family island that the truth slowly and painfully becomes clear.
Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Judge, Gillian Cross, found it: “a wise, subtle book about grief and guilt. It needs to be read at least twice.”
A Piece of Passion from Emma Matthewson, Editor-at-Large, Hot Key Books "This has been one of those books that just sucked everybody in from the moment we started reading. E. Lockhart has written a book of contrasts and of many parts, and that is what makes this book so very, very extraordinary and addictive. It is a book that was born to be talked about."
Sarah Odedina, Hot Key MD, says: "Everyone at Hot Key Books is so excited and energised by having this breathtaking book on the list. It is a one-sitting heart-pounding read. It is quite simply unique and we know we are going to have a spectacular time bringing it to the attention of readers."
We are the Liars. We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury. We are cracked and broken. It is a story of love and romance. It is a tale of tragedy. Which are lies? Which is truth?
This book will draw you in, envelop you, surprise you and still leave you wanting more....If you've read it, you know you need to talk about it. So get a copy for a friend and start the discussion. If your friend has read it, they'll need to talk about it. So be a good friend, read it and talk about it......
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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable’ - John Green
|Publication date:||13th May 2014|
|Publisher:||Hot Key Books|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
|Topics:||Family / Home Stories, Romance / Relationship Stories|
E. Lockhart is the author of four books about Ruby Oliver: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends. She also wrote Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, and How to Be Bad (the last with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle). Her novel The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks was a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and winner of a Cybils Award for Best Young Adult Novel.More About E. Lockhart