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Book Review » Pretty Little Liars #1 by Sara Shepard

Title: Pretty Little Liars

Author:
Sara Shepard

Genre:
Young Adult; Mystery; Romance; Contemporary.

ISBN: 9780060887322

Published:
2007

Publisher: Harper Teen

Format: Paperback

Pages: 286

Synopsis: Three years ago, Alison disappeared after a slumber party, not to be seen since. Her friends at the elite Pennsylvania school mourned her, but they also breathed secret sighs of relief. Each of them guarded a secret that only Alison had known. Now they have other dirty little secrets, secrets that could sink them in their gossip-hungry world. When each of them begins receiving anonymous emails and text messages, panic sets in. Are they being betrayed by some one in their circle? Worse yet: Is Alison back?

MY RATING: 4 Starts

MY OPINION:

I’m a huge fan of ‘Pretty Little Liars’, at least the tv show… and since this is the first book I read of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ series I can’t say much.
The thing here is that I liked a lot this book, I think that this was a really fast read and since I watched the first season of the tv show some time ago I just can’t remember the details perfectly… but, despite that, I think that there’s not BIG differences between the tv show and the book… (okay… maybe there are differences but not as much as sometimes in other books/movies/tv shows) and except the fact that there are characters on the book that are not on the tv show and the story is obviously more complete on the book.
For what I can remember (and believe even if I don’t remember perfectly the details I remember a lot of things) the book one is basically the episode one of the first season which is pretty much crazy… but now I understand why this series is SOOOO big!

I think that everyone knows the story of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ but I’ll tell you anyway.
So basically there are 5 girl friends: Alison, Aria, Spencer, Emily and Hanna. They are like ‘glued’ to each other. But they are friends only because of Alison. Alison is a popular blond ‘barbie’ girl and everyone wants to be friend with her… (even if she is a big b*tch).
One night they are all together at the barn (at Spencer’s house) and Spencer and Alison argue while the other girls are ‘asleep’. Alison disappears and since that moment the 4 girls split and are not friends anymore.
After some years of the disapperance of Alison DiLaurentis the girls are all together in the same school, they have classes together and slowly they start getting back their friendship again… and the main reason for them to be friends again is because they have a LOT of secrets and no one but them can know that secrets… besides there’s A.
Obviously, if you want to know more about A, Alison, Aria, Spencer, Emily and Hanna you’ll have to read the books or watch the TV show because I’ll not spoil you right now about it!

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