Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pretty Little Liars - Book Review

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This is my 4th review. Enjoy!!

Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars
Author: Sara Shepard
Format read: paperback
My selection of the book's theme song:

Die Young by Kesha (cover by TeraBrite)


Aria, Emily, Hannah and Spencer are trying to continue their lives three year after the mysterious disappearance of their best friend Alison. It was in the 7th grade - the had a sleepover, and during it, Alison stormed out and was never seen again.
Each one of these five girls is hiding a secret - a secret that Alison was the only one who knew about. Along with the pain and the grief, the five girls felt relief - their secrets are now safe.

Three years has passed since the disappearance, and the four girls are not friends anymore. They all changed and grew up, and a new year has begun.
Aria is back from two and a half years in Iceland, Emily is a great swimmer, Hannah became thin and pretty and Spencer is a straight-A student.
But then, the four of them begin to receive some really creepy text messages. It seems like someone is watching them and knows all of their secrets. Someone that his name begins with an A.


Wow. I didn't expect to like this book that much!!
First of all, I have to compare the book with the TV series based on it.
I tried to watch the show a year ago, but I couldn't get past the first few episodes. Everybody says it is a great TV series, but I find it a little boring...
This book was so much better than the TV show!!!  Reading the book felt completely and utterly different than watching the TV. This whole book was equivalent to the first 3 chapters of the show. From that you can already understand that the TV show is missing a lot of important parts of the plot. I was really surprised to read about the more minor, but still important, things that happened and don't appear in the TV series. I wonder how people can understand this whole difficult plot with so many details missing!

In the book I really got to understand the characters. In the TV show, some of the characters' deeds were hard to understand. In the book, I really got to know the characters' personalities and lives, so I could find sensible reasons to everything they did.

This book was so fun to read!! I really liked the romantic parts, which were a major part of the book. I really love romantic books, so that was a huge plus for me.
This book is very explicit, and it might be considered inappropriate for teens. Personally, I was o.k with that. It actually made me enjoy the book much more... lol

Some parts were really creepy, but in a good way. The ending was great and left me dead curious to continue the series!!!!

The only thing I didn't like about the book was that it was very unrealistic. It seems like the book happens in a whole different world than mine. I mean, the main characters are not much older than me, and the "normal" behavior for them is to make out with their teachers and older guys, drinking lots of alcohol as if there is no age limit, going to extremely wild parties...
I don't know, maybe teens do act like that in some places, but not where I live.
That is also why I chose "die young" as the book's theme song - it is a song about wild parting and bad girls.

Bottom line: A very entertaining read about wild girls dealing with a mysterious disappearance of a friend.



  1. I enjoyed reading your review of this! I know when I watch the shows and read books, the two are rarely very much alike. You generally get so much more out of the book and the show is just a new extension of the story. Thank you so much for stopping by and following. New GFC follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

  2. @Jaclyn
    I'm glad you like me review (:
    Thanks for the follow!

  3. I like the show, so I guess I will read the series, if the plot of the books is very similar...

    1. I don't now how similar the books and the TV show are because I'm not watching the it on TV...
      Anyway this was a fun read and a promising beginning to the book series (:

    2. I was wondering about the books! I've been watching the TV show and I really like it! I was a little skeptical about the books though. I read the Vampire diaries after watching the show and I thought the books were very juvenile and the show was better!

      I'm a new follower!
      Im at nooksobooks.blogspot.com