This is a book about an upper class family named the Sinclairs who live on a private island. Well, at least they stay there during the summer. The book hooks you from the first sentence, and gets juicier by the page.
The liars are a group of kids—all the same age—who become best friends, and spend each summer together on Beechwood Island in Massachusetts. Their names are Johnny, Mirren, Gat, and Cady, the narrator.
Then Cady realizes she has romantic feelings for Gat, and the dynamic in the group of friends changes. They spend more and more time together and seem to be falling in love.
Things change forever for Cady when she has an accident and can’t spend summers on the island with her group of friends. She travels Europe and the rest of the world, but misses her friends terribly.
If you like books with a large family of characters interwoven to make a great story, read We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, but be careful because you never know which is the truth and which is a lie.