We Were Liars written by E. Lockhart is about a girl named Cadence Sinclair who struggles with extreme migraines and other mental illnesses. She spends her summers on her grandfather’s private islands with her cousins; Mirren, Johnny, and his friend Gat. The summer she was 15, she had a terrible accident and forgot everything that happened that summer. Cadence didn’t go back until she was 17 and she was determined to remember everything she had forgotten. This realistic fiction novel addresses topics such as family, trauma, love, death, and suicide. I loved this book and I’ve never read and plot like it before. I was challenged by the plot structure in the first couple of chapters but the ending made it completely worth it. Overall, I would rate this book a 4 and would recommend it to older readers who might understand the plot structure more than I did.