I am going to do my best not to spoil this for you. However, I went into this one knowing what the big twist was because of blog. I didn’t want to know. I intended to read the book eventually. But the spoiler was on its own line right under the spoiler warning with no extra spacing and I saw it before I could look away. Then I shook my fists in rage and have bitched about it numerous times since.
Because *some people* don’t seem to get how to properly warn of spoilers. ~Some people.~
That did put me in an interesting spot to start this book because I went in knowing the truth and got to look for clues along the way. I STILL missed stuff, you guys. I mean, I knew what was coming and kept thinking, “How is she going to do this? What is her plan here?” When the twist came, it was still a surprise and I still HAD TO KNOW. Kudos, Lockhart.
Cady Sinclair leads a charmed life. She comes from an old family with trust funds and an island. Every summer she goes to the island with her family and spends it with her cousins, Johnny and Mirren, and Gat, who she calls the liars. Everything seems to change during Summer Fifteen when Cady finds herself in love with Gat. But then an accident sends Cady away from the island and into a reeling sickness of amnesia and headaches. When she returns, everything is different and nobody will tell her why. She only has four weeks to figure out what happened during Summer Fifteen. Was she the victim of some terrible crime? What did she do wrong?
This was a great read. It pulled me in right away and I devoured the first half of the book in one sitting. (The internet was down. That probably helped.) I didn’t want to read but once I started reading, I didn’t want to stop. I held the pages open with baby feet so that I could keep reading. So, the question then becomes: Can you still love a book if you hate the ending? I did not even hate the twist, just the way that it was executed. It felt, I don’t know, unnecessary to me somehow even though it was the whole point of the book. The sense I get is that you will either hate it or love it. I can tell you that hating it did not make me love to rest of the book any less.
Also, fabulous summer read.