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We Were Liars
E. Lockhart

Cadence Sinclair lives a life of luxury. Every summer is spent on a private island, called Beechwood Island, with her family and best friends. Her family comes from old money, Cadence being the eldest grandchild. Everything in their life is cushy and perfect, or so they pretend. The reality is that Cadence has had debilitating headaches and severe mental health problems for two years, ever since an incident on the island she can’t remember no matter how hard she tries. What is her family trying to hide?

The novel allows the reader to get familiar with the concept of unreliable narrators. It opens up room for discussion surrounding topics like mental health, class systems and privilege.

· · 2014

Critical edition

Lockhart, E.. We Were Liars. Hot Key Books, 2014. 225 pp., ISBN 9781471403989

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  • Addresses current affairs
  • Award-winning
  • Students can identify with the text

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