Genre: Realistic Fiction/Mystery
# of Pages: 225
Cady, Johnny, Mirren, and Gat called themselves the liars every summer they spent together on the elite Sinclair island. The Sinclair family was wealthy, beautiful, and envied everywhere they went. Cady, the narrator, explains how her grandparents built a house for all three of their daughters on this island so that they could all spend every summer together. Cady, Mirren, and Johnny were cousins, while Gat was the nephew of their aunt’s boyfriend. Two years ago something terrible happened that no one will tell Cady about. All she knows is that she was found in her underwear on the beach with no memory of how she came to be there or what happened. Her family has decided to shield her from whatever harsh truth she has chosen to block out and even refused to let her come to the island the following summer. When she finally returns the summer of her 18th year she finally gets to see all of her fellow liars again and they seem exactly the same, but even they won’t tell her what happened that fateful night when everything went black for Cady. How can she learn the truth if no one will help her? What could have happened that would cause all of this chaos?
Cady is a very unique character who is desperately trying to find out what happened to her two full years ago that her mind simply can’t handle. The ending of this one is amazing in that not only does it completely fit with the rest of the story, but no one will see it coming. The characters are well developed and all help Cady remember that traumatic day, but ultimately it’s Cady who needs to put the pieces together. Recommended for everyone, but especially reluctant readers.