Friday, June 6, 2008

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

In the exclusive Philadelphia suburb of Rosewood, Alison is the Queen Bee of her elite seventh grade hive. BFs Aria, Hanna, Spencer, and Emily vie for her attention, even as each of them hides a hideous secret only Alison knows. So when Alison goes missing after a slumber party, never to be seen again, each girl is heartbroken, but also a little relieved. Now it is three years later, and though the four girls have grown apart, they are each still hiding something. Artsy Aria is carrying on an affair with one of her teachers, fashionista Hanna shoplifts to accessorize her trendy outfits, blue-blood Spencer is sleeping with her older sister’s boyfriend, while straight-A Emily is trying to ignore her attraction to a new female classmate. When the girls begin receiving threatening text messages and emails that from someone known only as "A," they must confront the fact that against all odds, it appears Alison is back. Could Alison still be alive? And if so, why is she so determined to uncover all their dirty little secrets?

Loved this book!!!!! A great ya read that includes murder, mystery, drama, and even a bit of intrigue. I kept wanting to pick this book up and read it, even when I was supposed to be doing something else. The short chapters were great to read quick tidbits here and there and not be lost within a chapter. I liked how after almost every text or email the story went back to the 7th grade time frame to explain what it meant then and how it linked to what was happening now. I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait to get my hands on the rest of this series!! :) 4.5/5


Anonymous said...

I'm forwarding a link to your post to my daughter ... she's an avid reader who's looking for "something new" ... also wants to be a guest blogger on site. Hmmmph, tweens!

Melissa Walker said...

I've heard great things about this series... thanks for the review!