Tuesday, February 14, 2017

We were Liars by E. Lockhart

This is why I don't read books like 'We were Liars' by e. lockhart

"Today I mourn the Liars..
Today I am in shock with how the book ends.
Today I wonder why the liars had to come up with such a plan, why couldn't they have thought more rationally. Why?

Today I am sad for Cadence as she lives in the shock of her deadly mistake.
Today I feel sorry for her for the migraines she suffers,  But at least her life was spared.
Today I hate their family for always arguing over their inheritance.
Today I hate the grandfather's racism, But love their family for sticking together through the face of tragedy..
Today as my emotions spiral out of control.. I realize that the reason I do not read books such as this is because here I am a mess over a stupid book!"
The end~
-Shawna's Review

"A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth."
-E. Lockhart

"Cadence Sinclair Eastman, heiress to a fortune her grandfather amassed “doing business I never bothered to understand,” is the highly unreliable narrator of this searing story from National Book Award finalist Lockhart (The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks), which begins during her 15th summer when she suffers a head injury on the private island Granddad owns off Cape Cod. Cady vacations on Beechwood every year with her mother, two aunts, and—most importantly—the other liars of the title: cousins Mirren and Johnny, and Gat Patil, the nephew of Aunt Carrie’s longtime boyfriend. The book unfolds two summers later, with Cadence trying to piece together the memories she lost after the accident while up against crippling headaches, a brain that feels “broken in countless medically diagnosed ways,” and family members who refuse to speak on the subject (or have been cautioned not to). Lockhart’s gimlet-eyed depiction of Yankee privilege is astute; the Sinclairs are bigoted “old-money Democrats” who prize height, blonde hair, athleticism, and possessions above all else. There’s enough of a King Lear dynamic going on between Granddad and his three avaricious daughters to distract readers from Lockhart’s deft foreshadowing of the novel’s principal tragedy, and even that may be saying too much. Lockhart has created a mystery with an ending most readers won’t see coming, one so horrific it will prompt some to return immediately to page one to figure out how they missed it. At the center of it is a girl who learns the hardest way of all what family means, and what it means to lose the one that really mattered to you."
-Barnes & Noble Editor Review



     I'm grateful for second chances! Like Cadence she was able to go back to the island to recollect what had happened  to her during summer 15. It took some time but she was able to remember. Had she not been given the second chance the result may have been different.

     Cadence is a fictional character but I know someone who gives second chances, freely, who is NOT fictional! 

     Through unconditional love God sent His only son to die on the cross for us, to pay the price for our sins, so that we may have a second chance! It's by His grace he lavishes mercies upon us.

 John 3:16-17
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 

17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."

We have an opportunity at a second chance!! 

We must be willing to confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord and believe in our hearts that He was raised from the dead then we will be saved. 
(Romans 10:9) 

It's a free gift tk us that was bought with the precious blood of the lamb who takes the sins of the world away.... 

Maybe this is the summer, fall, winter or spring for a SECOND CHANCE?

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