Thursday, November 22, 2007

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

Pretty Little Liars takes place in Rosewood, Pennsylvania. The main characters are four rich, beautiful girls- Aria, Emily, Spencer, and Hanna. All of them have their own dirty secrets, and they all have one thing in common- their best friend, the girl who had made them popular, Alison DiLaurentis- had disappeared and had not been seen since the summer between seventh aand eighth grade.
Aria has just moved back from living in Iceland for two years. She is devastated to have to come back to the states- she loved I celand. The boys were amazing, it was beautiful there, and she was no longer the peculiar girl who was popular by chance. And when she comes back, she meets an older, smart, and cute guy and "hooks up" with him. And what do you know- she comes back to school, and he's her teacher.
Emily has been a swimmer forever. She's always been one of the shy ones until the new girl, Maya, comes and spices up her life. And she might just have more than friendship on her mind.
Spencer is the perfect person. She has the perfect grades, all AP classes, is great at sports, has the biggest house and is the most beautiful. Yep, she's perfect. There's only one person better than her- her sisterMelissa. They've been battling it out since who knows when, and Melissa always wins by a hair at every competition. Ans when Spencer meets her sister's hot British boyfreind, it's all down hill from there. Her parents practically disown her. She stole her perfect sister's property- her boyfriend.
Hanna went from fat to phat. After her dad left and found a better, thin daughter and called her a pig, she shed the extra poundage she packed on. But she may be hurting herself in the process. Hanna will do anything to stay beautiful, and I mean ANYTHING. She can't stand to be fat again, to be a loser, to lose her boyfriend. Hanna has a dark past that may be repeating. And she has to save herself.
And the thing all of these beautiful, rich, lucky(or so meets the eye) girls have in common is that their best friend, the one that once held them all together, the it girl- is gone without a trace. And the mysterious "A" has been blackmailing them. Alison's disappearance is eating away at all of them, and A is going to make sure that it is known what really happened. They will ruin these girls' lives, bring out their dirty secrets, and bring back all of those brutal memories. And no one knows who she is.
This book is suspenseful and bone chilling. It keeps you reading, which is a great attribute in a book. The cons, though, are as follows: it is a bit too suspenseful. It gets inappropriate and annoyingly cliche. In all it is a girly book. It is okay, but it is serious chick lit for teenagers that are into the whole "rich girl drama". This book was not great, but between okay and good. It is interesting. If you are one of the aforementioned people, by all means read it. If you are like me (you like more substance and are not one of the aforementioned people), then don't.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

i disagree, i loved the book. It was very interesting and always kept me guessing. Plus the drama and intensity of the book was great!

Anonymous said...

i luved this book

Rachael said...

OMG! The best book ever!! I stayed up till 2'oclock in the morning reading it, and I don't even like reading!

#1 Fan! said...

I think this book is amazing! I read all 8 in the series in 8 days! How can you say you dont like it! I recommend the Clique Books by Lisi Harrison to the fans of PLL, but you'll have a tough time finding books you like more than these! Kisses!
-A (jk)

Anonymous said...

i actually think you are right it did have a little too much drama, but other than that it was fabulous.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you. Dumb book....

Anonymous said...

i liked this book but i have to say that the others books are better.... but still a wonderful book! C=

Anonymous said...

this book was amazing!
it kept me up all night wanting to knw what was going to happen nxt!!

Priti said...

the best book in the history of books xD