Vanguard Spotlight Book of the Month: October 2022

Monthly Reads from ASU-Beebe Students, Faculty and Staff.

ASU-Beebe Employee Favorites

Each month Abington Library will feature a favorite book from a faculty, staff member, or student. They will give a brief synopsis of their chosen book.

Featured ASU-Beebe Student: Sierra Miller

Sierra Miller

About Sierra

ASU-Beebe Honors Program 

Psychology Major

Phi Theta Kappa BOA Chapter Vice President 

Uncharted Magazine Intern 

About the Book

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart 

Review by Sierra Miller 


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is a roller coaster ride of a book. The plot is riveting, the characters are engaging, and you will be on the edge of your seat. This novel is about the Sinclair's, a seemingly perfect family that has some skeletons in their closet. I chose this book because it is one that stood out to me among the many books I’ve read throughout the years. I will never forget the shocking plot twist. The novel revolves around the main character, Cadence, and her accident. This book will take you on a journey of the summers through Cadence’s teen years at the family’s beach house. The novel evokes emotion in the reader and compels you to feel for the character whether that be rooting for them or being frustrated with them. The author’s brilliant use of literary devices creates a sense of confusion that mimics similar themes throughout the book. This is an ongoing technique E. Lockhart adopted; the rhetoric mirrors the larger plot at hand and the character’s thought process. As you get to know the Sinclair cousins, Cadence, Johnny, and Mirren, and Johnny’s best friend who doubles as Cadence’s lover, Gat, and the rest of the Sinclair family, you will start to understand why they are deemed, ‘the liars’.

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