We Were Liars by E. Lockhart was published in May of 2014, and since then, it has acquired many literary awards, including the Georgia Peach Award, the Lincoln Award and the Magnolia Award. The book is about a young woman named Candice who is in a serious accident. After the accident, she experiences intense memory loss, and with the help of her cousins, she has to get back up on her feet.
This book was downright depressing, but there seemed to be no way for me to put it down. As I read it, I could feel myself getting more and more depressed, yet I could not help but enjoy this book. I don’t know if it was the writing style, or the way that the main character was so bland that it was as if you yourself were her, but it was an addicting book.
I did have an eerie feel throughout the novel. It was, overall, a really stellar book. The main character’s frustration over her memory loss is tangible, because the reader, too, is anxious to piece together the small, little facts about Candice’s past.