Psst…How well can you keep a plot secret when you’ve read an amazing book? WE WERE LIARS will have everyone buzzing this year…and lying, too…perhaps.
National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart is back on Listening Library’s list this spring and WOW, does she have a sophisticated suspense story to share. As told to the listener by the nearly eighteen-year-old Cadence Sinclair Eastman, the riveting narrative of WE WERE LIARS unfolds in a style that will translate perfectly—and quite powerfully—to audio. You won’t be able to press pause…we promise. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
CASTING NEWS ANNOUNCED: This remarkable summer listen will be read by Ariadne Meyers who starred as “Emma McArdle” on the groundbreaking 80’s television series Kate & Allie, and who has received rave reviews for her narration of many YA audiobooks including How to Save a Life and Beholding Bee.
“Surprising, thrilling, and beautifully executed in spare, precise, and lyrical prose, Lockhart spins a tragic family drama, the roots of which go back generations. And the ending? Shhhh. Not telling. (But it’s a doozy)…This is poised to be big.”—Booklist, starred review
“Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, WE WERE LIARS is utterly unforgettable.”—John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars
“Rarely is there a book that drags me so deeply into the story…WE WERE LIARS grabbed me by the throat where my heart remained for the remainder of the novel.”—Dr. Teri S. Lesesne, 2013 Odyssey Award Committee Chair
LIARS IN THE MEDIA:
Publishers Weekly shared the scoop on how to walk the tricky line of publicizing a book without giving anything away. One way? Set the scene. Random House Children’s Books has started a tumblr to tip to this seductive and shocking teen listen. Here’s a sneak peek at some images to transport you to the world of WE WERE LIARS before the audiobook arrives May 13th:
Pictured at right is a shot from the LibraryReads panel at ALA Midwinter 2014 in Philadelphia where WE WERE LIARS was declared one of the hottest galleys this season. But whether or not you’ve gotten your hands on a copy, you can start reading right now on Scribd to get an idea of just what an electric audiobook this will be. And check back to our site later this spring to hear a first clip!