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Monday, December 28, 2009

Pretty Little Liars By: Sara Shepard

Title: Pretty Little Liars

Author: Sara Shepard
PAPERBACK
Amount of Pages: 286
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: October 3, 2006
Geared Towards: Teens
Extra Info: This is the first book in the Pretty Little Liars series, you can visit the book's site HERE.


"It was horrible to think Ali might be dead, but...if she was, at least their secrets were safe.
And they were. For three years, anyways."

Summary: Four friends: Spencer, Aria, Emily and Hanna were bounded together in seventh grade by their ringleader, the gorgeous, glamorous Ali. Spencer is the one always just below Ali, Aria is the "weird" one, Emily is the swimmer and Hanna is the dorky, overweight, loveable one. They were all great friends until the last day of seventh grade when Ali disappered and was never seen again.



Now, it's their junior year and all the girls have grown apart. Spencer is having impure thoughts about her sister's boyfriend. Aria has just come back from Europe and is possibly in love with her English teacher. Emily is crushing on the new girl. And Hanna is no longer cute and cuddly, but sluttier then Paris Hilton.

But then someone keeps texting them, someone who knows all their secrets and how bad they are now, someone who signs off as "A," and she's getting ready to tell the world their secrets.



Wdebo's Review: At first, I honestly didn't think I was going to enjoy this book, the whole "mean girls" books are so cliche and overdone...way too many people have been writing about it, but Pretty Little Liars was actually a very enjoyable book, and I honestly can't wait for Flawless!

The writing was very good, it was entertaining and a quick read, which is always a nice break from very very long books. I actually liked...hm, that might be putting it too nicely...let me rephrase that....I actually enjoyed peeking into the characters lives, god, seriously so much drama, I love the simplicity of my life sometimes :)

But I do like how everyone's problems are diffrent, though I honestly don't think of Hanna's "problem" as technically counting as a problem, seriously, it's her fault, but whatever, they were all very great to read about, the book was actually quite addicting.

Cafe Cover Chat: I like the Pretty Little Liars covers, the dolls and the real people are nice touches, except that yellow is not really that pretty too dull yet bright for my taste. (B+)

All in all, a very good "mean girls" book that is a quick read, but will leave you (well at least, me) wanting the next book in the series.

Grade: A-

Wdebo :)

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Books in the Pretty Little Liars series:

1. Pretty Little Liars
2. Flawless
3. Perfect
4. Unbelievable
5. Wicked
6. Killer
7. Heartless

2 comments:

  1. Oh, Hanna's life isn't too bad in the first book. Wait until Flawless, I was ready to cry for her. >< I personally found Emily's situation not too bad.

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