Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
Paperback, 304 pages
HarperCollins Publishers
September 2007
Everyone has something to hide-Especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna.
Spencer covets her sister's boyfriend.
Aria's fantasizing about her English teacher.
Emily's crushing on the new girl at school.
Hanna uses some ugly tricks to stay beautiful.
But they've all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Alison vanished.
How do I know? Because I know
everything about the bad girls they were, the naughty girls they are, and all the dirty secrets they've kept. And guess what? I'm telling.

I decide to read this book after seeing so many previews for the tv show. I have not watched one episode of the show but the previews looked interesting and I decided if I am ever going to watch it I want to read the books first.

For me this book had a slow start. It wasn't until about 100 pages into the book that I really got into it. By the end of the book I am ever bit as curious as the girls to finding out who A is. The reason I took so long to into the book I believe is because of the bouncing back and forth between characters and the flashbacks. Most books I have read when they do flashbacks something about the font changes so later in the book you know when you are in a flashback. This book however kept everything the same. I am ever bit intrigued in finding out what other secrets these girls could possibly have. I have the full intention of finishing out the series.

Was this the best book I have ever read? No but was this the worst book ever? No. I did enjoy reading it and really want to read the rest of the series. It's not getting a 5-star rating from me just because it did take a bit for me to really get into the book. It wasn't until the last 100 pages that I absolutely could not put the back down.

Who knows the book might be the right book for you. Everyone has their own taste. Give it a try!

1 comment:

  1. I was always as curious to read the book, especially now that it has a mini series. I am curious about this book and how it explores teenagers and how they "keep"things and what consequences it could make.


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