- Author: Emily Lockhart
- File Size: 2.5 MB
- Format: PDF (converted)
- Length: 232 pages pages (converted PDF)
- Publisher: Ember
- Publication year: 2018
- Language: English
- Categories: Fiction – Contemporary Fiction
- ISBN-10: 038574126X
- ISBN 13: 9780385741262
SUMMARY OF BOOK
We were liars novel by E.Lockhart, a pen name of writer Emily Jenkins is a very interesting, mysterious, and full of secrets-based story. The plot of the story takes place on the private island owned by the Sinclair family where they enjoy their summers. An 18-year-old girl name Cadence (Cady) has spent maximum time on the private island of Beechwood during summer days with her rich Sinclair family.
The patriarch and matriarch still dominate the name Harris and Tipper in the family. Also, the Sinclair family owns an island called Beechwood with the four houses Clairmont, Cuddledown, Windemere, and Red Gate, and these are shared by three sisters—Penny(Cady’s mother), Carrie, and Bess. We know that in today’s world no one can live peacefully without fighting for their parents’ property same happens in the story also. On the beach, Cady plays with her old friends named Johnny, Mirren, and Gat. The story revolves around them only and these four are the actually named liars so-called “gang names” in the story. As time passes, Cady and Gat fall in love.
At fifteen a tragedy happened to Cady and she enters into trauma, not being understood what actually happened, and suffering mental illness. The next two years were very depressing. She got severe head pain and migraine problems. In fact she writes to her friends but no one responds.
After two years Cady returns to the beach and her mother becomes very protective of her. Cady asked them so many times her mom what happened to her but the doctors advised her to recall herself. Slowly, she remembers the summer days of fifteen and the first thing that comes to her mind was the fight that happened between the aunts for the property. She was very angry and makes a plan to burn Clairmont. She was totally depressed that how can someone be so greedy for money and property? She wants to teach them a lesson.
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Cady recalled that her group of friends died in that blaze and only she was responsible for that chaos. While her friends were in the basement and she went upstairs to pour gas and throw matches, lit the fire and she did it so early that no time was given to the gang for conflagration. They died and come back as ghosts. Actually, this is that incident that her family doesn’t want to tell and slowly she recalled herself and feels depressed and sad and learned the lessons of life also.