We Were Liars (Lockhart)

Discussion Questions
1. Do you trust Cady's narration? Is she lying...or hallucinating?

2. Were the Liars justified in any way to commit the crime they committed?

3. Was the crime successful in any way?

4. Is the Sinclair family acting of their own free will or are they in some way merely moving through patterns established in fairy tales that existed long before them? Consider the author's use of Shakespeare's King Lear and Bronte's Wuthering Heights.

5. Was the ending a surprise...or did you see it coming? Return to earlier passages in the book and locate instances of Lockhart's of foreshadowing of events to come.

6. What does Cady come to learn at the end of the novel—what insights area gained?
(Questions adapted from the author's website.)

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