The next book that I read is the book named Family of Liars by the author named E. Lockhart. Family of Liars is a prequel to the book named We Were Liars that is written by the same author. However, the book, Family of Liars, was written after the original book named We Were Liars.
Family of Liars is about the Cadence’s aunt named Carrie (Caroline) Sinclair. Cadence Sinclair was the main character in the book named We Were Liars. In this novel, Carrie Sinclair is a young woman. Carrie re-visits the small island named Beechwood every summer with her family just like Cadence did in the original novel… an island that the Sinclair family owns. Carrie visits Beechwood with her two sisters named Penny (Penelope) and Bess (Elizabeth) every summer.
This book is all about one particular summer on Beechwood. That summer, Carrie and the Sinclair family have guests staying with them. The guests are three boys named George, Major, and, finally, a charismatic boy named Pfefferman… otherwise nicknamed, “Pfeff.” That summer is a summer of fun, excitement… and danger. On Beechwood Island, nothing is ever as it is seems.
I liked the book Family of Liars more than its counterpart. I like that the book, Family of Liars, was written in a more cohesive and in a more structured way. I was pulled into Carrie’s world just like I was pulled into Cadence’s world. This time, however, I expected the mystery. And I got exactly what I expected.
Family of Liars highlights a world of summer parties, beach trips, and boat rides over the water. It highlights the world of the privileged class doing just what they do best… enjoying life. Carrie is a smart voice that paints you a picture of her world in an almost quiet and in a subdued way. You want to learn more and more about Beechwood, the Sinclair’s, and Beechwood’s three-boy-crew as you turn each page. Once again, you are drawn into the Sinclair life and into another Sinclair family summer.
Family of Liars is a novel that I couldn’t put down. I was enthralled by Carrie, the Sinclairs, and the three visiting boys. I grew to love Pfefferman and the boys. I wanted to learn more about Carrie’s deceased sister named Rosemary. I turned each page eager to learn more about everyone and eager to uncover the mystery that I knew was hidden there somewhere.
E. Lockhart’s Family of Liars is a strong following novel to We Were Liars. I give this book a 4-star rating, just like the original novel.
Always with infinite love,