We Were Liars
Why this book?
A middle-aged woman reading young adult fiction is a tricky tightrope walk. Too much romantic angst makes me cringe, selfish teenagers make me bananas, and they tend to be predictable. Not so with We Were Liars! I read this little book all in one sitting and while I may have guessed some of the ending, it was still so deliciously creepy and sad and unforgettable! The aunties were great characters and the writing is top-notch. I definitely recommend going into this one a bit blind: don’t read too many reviews or it may give away the stellar plot twist. A great book for a mom/daughter to read and discuss.