Friday, August 17, 2012

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

  Before you read please note, this book has content for older readers. It is not appropriate for younger readers.

  Now that that's settled, on to business. The idea of Pretty Little Liars is very good. I love the whole, getting text messages from a missing/possibly dead person part. The plot always kept me on my toes. I'm always wondering what's going to happen next. Secrets are everywhere. Revealing memories can come out at any moment. And nothing in the book happens by accident. There is a reason for everything.

  There a four main characters. There's Spencer. She is a nice girl, but can't help but feel jealous of her sister. Her parents tend to notice her weaknesses more than her strengths, so I can't blame her for being jealous of the sister everyone else thinks is perfect. There's Aria. She's also a nice girl. She's always remembering when she was younger and how insecure she was. Now she's very comfortable in her skin. She has some guy problems that need to be worked out, but she's decent. Then there's Hanna. Of the four characters, I liked her the least. Or at least, I liked her the least at first. She's a very popular girl who isn't very nice, but as the book progresses, her many insecurities are revealed, along with some family problems. My favorite character is Emily. She's a nice girl who at first, seems like she has a nice life. Though her parents aren't as nice as the seem. Emily's always strived to be perfect, but what if her parents can't except her for who she is?

  I loved the idea of the book. The details weren't amazing, but I liked it. The point of view switched between the four girls, so when a secret was revealed at the end of a chapter, it made me want to read more until I got to that girl again. I read this book in one afternoon and can't wait to read the next one. I give this book four stars.


Gossip thrives among the Mercedes-Benzes, mega mansions, and perfectly manicured hedges in the exclusive town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania. Behind their big Gucci sunglasses, beneath their perfectly pressed Polos, everyone has something to hide, especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna. Spencer covets her sisters gorgeous new boyfriend. Aria is having an affair with her English teacher. Emily is infatuated with the new girl in school. And Hanna is using some ugly tricks to stay beautiful. Deeper and Darker still is a horrible secret the girls have shared since sixth grade-a secret they thought was safe forever.

  Then the girls start receiving threatening messages from someone named "A." Could "A" be Alison, the ultra-popular girls who disappeared three years earlier? Alison was their best friend. She knew everything about them. But if Alison isn't "A," who is? And how could anyone else know so much about the bad girls they were and the bad girls they've become? Suddenly, their secrets-the big ones, the little ones, even the long buried ones-no longer seem so secret. Suddenly, nothing is safe in Rosewood.

Title: Pretty Little Liars
Author: Sara Shepard
Release: October 3, 2006
Publisher: Harper Tempest
Series: Pretty Little Liars
Pages: 286

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