Cady is a Sinclair. Sinclairs spend every summer as a family together on her grandfather's private island. Each family has their own house, but she spends every minute with her two favorite cousins, Mirren and Johnny, and with Johnny's step-brother, Gath. Together, they are The Liars, getting into trouble together and fibbing their way out of it. It has been this way for as long as Cady can remember. But during Summer Fifteen, Cady goes swimming alone. She bumps her head on a rock and cannot remember anything else that happened before that swim. Why was she swimming alone? Where were the Liars? Why can't she remember?
Why It's Worth Reading:
Wow. I was absolutely sucked into this book. The especially loved the setting. With summer coming, the idea of losing myself on a private island with time to read, play with my family and friends, have fabulous meals - it sounded magical. But the suspense of this novel is what kept me turning the pages. I was invested in Cady's story. I wanted to know what would become of her, where her past would meet her present. I wanted to find out how things worked out between her and the Liars, especially Gat. I rarely wish that a book was longer, but I actually wanted to spend more time with Cady on her island. Definitely pick this book up if you love a realistic yet suspenseful page-turner.