Review: Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard


I got my copy of Pretty Little Liars though a giveaway I won were I got to pick some books from the book desporitary. I choose Pretty Little Liars as I had seen the first few episodes of the Pretty Little Liars series and thought the books might be good.

Review:

I read Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard during Dewey's 24 hour Read a thon a few weeks a go. For all your guys that have never heard of Pretty Little Liars it's about five best friends, Spencer, Aria, Hanna, Emily and Alison. One night at Spencer's house, Spencer and Alison have an argument and Alison leaves and disappears. The book starts three years after Alison's disappearance and all the friends have drifted apart and don't speak anymore. However all the friends have secrets that only Alison knew and they thought their secrets were safe now that Alison was gone. But suddenly the all the girls start to receive text messages, letters and email's signed A indicting someone else may know their secrets or is it Alison? This is the question that kept me hooked, was it Alison sending them or someone else. It also made me question some of the other characters because if it wasn't Alison sending them who was. One person I questioned was Maya am not sure why I just have a feeling something isn't right there.

At the beginning of the book you get an insight into the sort of person Alison is and this makes you think she could be capable of sending the messages. She seems very manipulating of the other girls, making little comments about their secrets, basically she sounds like a right B*itch! From the insight of Alison's character it made me think that one of the friends could have flipped with Alison and killed her by accident and covered it up!

All the characters are very relatable, Spencer just wants to be noticed by her family as her sister gets all the attention, so she works hard to achieve good grades, is apart of loads of clubs and societies, sometimes she tries to much. Aria is trying to find out who she is, she's tried "Punk Aria, artsy Aria, documentary film Aria...." Who is she really? Hanna is the girl that wants to be "popular" and she does achieve this but at what cost? And finally Emily she goes with the flow, is a swimmer and has good grades and a good boyfriend, some would see this as a perfect life however she is struggling with her sexuality.

Overall I thought Pretty Little Liars was a good read, with a good storyline and relatable characters. I will differently be picking up the next book in the series.

Rating: 3/5 Butterflies

Megan :)

19 comments

  1. I've heard a lot about this series and the TV programme. I may have to check it out :) Donna x Great review x

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  2. WOW! This is my Favorite Series! I even watch the series! Great review! This will surely drag some people to become fans of it too!

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  3. Heard so much about this sereis, ecpecially since the tv series was out. Thanks, great review, I'll give it a read.

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  4. If the book is anything like the T.V. series I better go get this :) Great review!

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  5. omg i love this series. i read the books way before the show came out. the books defiantly get a lot better. i highly recommend reading the rest of the series. sara is writing another 4 books to it.

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  6. I haven't read any book of this series. I have see the tv series and it is very interesting but not something special. But I really want to start reading the books.

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  7. Good review! I haven´t read this book and after reading your review I´m look for it.

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  8. Great Review.. Looking forward to read this book

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  9. pretty good book.
    I'm gonna be reading next 2 when i'll buy them

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  10. Sounds really great. Awesome review, thanks for it.

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  11. Sounds really great. I love the tv series. I've read one book in the series, but I never read the first one, which i really shouls

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  12. I haven't watched the series but I've heards they're pretty good. I might pick this up. :)

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  13. I actually wanted to buy it when I saw it at the bookstore but due to some reasons I put it back . Perhaps I should go and check out the bookstore and buy this book again :P

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  14. I'm looking forward to read this book, i've seen it at my local bookstore but i haven't decided yet. Have you watch the TV series? That will be my homework, to see if the series can convince me enough to read it! Thank you for your review!

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  15. I have been dying to read this, but wasn't sure as I am into more paranormal reads.... However, I think your review may have changed my mind! Thanks!

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  16. I have heard about this series but never watched it nor read it....I think I might pick up the book and read it and then maybe get into the series :)

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  17. This sounds like a book I would love to read. I've heard of the tv series, but haven't yet seen it.

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