E. Lockhart Writing Styles in We Were Liars

E. Lockhart
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Point of View

The majority of this story is told from the first person point of view of Cadence Sinclair Eastman, the only survivor of a fire she and her friends started at Clairmont. As the novel tells Cadence’s journey to healing after the fire, it would not be as significant or suspenseful if it were not told by a character who did not remember the details of the fire. However, there are a few parts of the novel that are not told from the first person point of view. Chapter 80 is an exception as it is written in the third person point of view, almost as if it were a newspaper report. Cadence’s fairy tales are written from the perspective of an omniscient, third person narrator.

The story is told mostly through exposition with scattered dialogue as Cadence interacts with the characters around her. This...

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