Published on: 5th September 2017.
Print length: 264 pages
About the Author: Emily Jenkins, who sometimes uses the pen name E. Lockhart, is an American writer of children’s picture books, young-adult novels, and adult fiction. She is known best for the Ruby Oliver quartet (which begins with The Boyfriend List), The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and We Were Liars.
About the Book: Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.
A girl who is . . . a genuine fraud.
Review: Normally, when I start a book, I can’t rest until I have finished it. That was not the case here. It took me 3 days just to get through the first three chapters. The first chapter was good but then things started going downhill from there. This is the first book I have read of the author. I have heard a lot about We Were Liars and had a lot of expectations from this book. Sadly, I have to say I was disappointed.
First of all, the timeline of the whole book was a little confusing. It started making sense after a while but the way it transitioned from the future to the past could have been better. Secondly, the characters left much to be desired. I kept reading and thought maybe it will be revealed on why a particular character acts the way they do somewhere in the end. And, some of the things did get clear but still left much to be desired.
I wouldn’t say the book was a complete waste of my time and I did enjoy it towards the end but I was still a little disappointed. If you have absolutely nothing to do and your reading choices are limited then you can give it a read otherwise I would go with something else.
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