Parents' Guide to

Family of Liars

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Murder, addiction, and ghosts mix in satisfying prequel.

Book E. Lockhart Mystery 2022
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

SPOILERS...NOT AS GOOD AS FIRST BOOK. NO graphic sex nor super graphic violence though that I'd be concerned about

SPOILERS: Two bisexual characters represented. Only kissing (heterosexual). NO sex in the book. Reference to UNconsensual sex attempt and death by blunt force trauma. Teenagers drink at dinner with alcohol and away from the adults. Parent covers evidence of their child's crime.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (7 ):

This is a compelling story of murder, betrayal, scandal, addiction, and family loyalty set against a background straight out of a Ralph Lauren ad. Family of Liars initially unfolds at a leisurely pace with its wealthy teen characters spending their time playing croquet and tennis, picnicking on the beach, and going sailing. But then the story takes a very dark turn and becomes an unexpected and surprising whodunit. Teens who haven't read We Were Liars should be alerted that the story is filled with spoilers.

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