We Were Liars was recommended to me from a Reading teacher at TR. It's not the sort of book I usually pick up (you know, there's so zombies or vampires), so I wasn't sure. But, she assured me that the end was totally "messed up." So, I had to give it a try.
Cady (Cadence) is one of those annoying overly rich girls who spends her summers at Martha's Vineyard at her summer island (yes, island) with the rest of her family. Everyone is pretentious and irritating and I almost stopped reading the book early on for that reason. But, the TR teacher ASSURED me that it got better. She was right.
First, we learn all about their annoyingly rich life. Then, Cady zooms ahead where she talks about having an accident, and can't remember what happened. No one will tell her what happened, she keeps getting sent on all these fabulous vacations to keep her busy. But, she insists on returning back to the island two years later, to try and remember what happened.
What actually happened, came out of nowhere. Even rich people aren't exempt from tragedy.
I'm an avid reader. One thing I've learned in my many years on this Earth is that no matter what is happening in your life, you can always benefit from temporarily escaping life in order to become absorbed in a make believe story.