Summers for Cadence were idyllic – spent on her family’s island with her cousins, aunts and grandparents. Then, when she is 15, (Summer 15) Gat arrives at the island sparking a bit of interest, kindlings of love… and a bit of tension, as he doesn’t quite meet the ‘Family’s’ standards.
“Wait a minute”, you say – “The ‘Family’ owns an island?”
Yes, the Sinclair Family is somewhat well-off – and well-respected because of this, it seems. But inside the family, things are not so perfect.
However, Cady’s memories of ‘Summer 15’ are vague – and there is mystery behind tragic happenings at this time. Things Cady would rather forget, it seems – or things her mind and body won’t let her remember; even though her mother has explained it to her numerous times. Now, the doctors say, it is better if Cady remembers in her own time…
After a summer away from the island, Cady returns in search of answers and explanations:
- What really happened to her?
- Why can’t she remember anything?
- Why are her friends/cousins so distant?
- Does she still have any chance of romance with Gat?
- Why isn’t ANYONE telling her ANYTHING?
For a taste of ‘We Were Liars’, you can view the author, E. Lockhart, reading the opening here:
‘We Were Liars’ is intriguing – and has you guessing all along the way – but still has surprise in store. Can you anticipate the ending?
(N.B. the video requires Flash.)