August 05, 2011
Book Review #38: Pretty Little Liars
Title: Pretty Little Liars.
Author: Sara Shepard.
Series: yes, #1.
Publisher: Harper Teen.
Published Date: October 3, 2006.
"Everyone has something to hide—especially high school juniors spencer, aria, emily, and hanna.
Spencer covets her sister's boyfriend. Aria's fantasizing about her English teacher. Emily's crushing on the new girl at school. Hanna uses some ugly tricks to stay beautiful.
But they've all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Alison vanished.
How do I know? Because I know everything about the bad girls they were, the naughty girls they are, and all the dirty secrets they've kept. And guess what? I'm telling."
Two things I really love about the covers from this series; the bright colors, and the way they look standing in my bookshelf. Their simple, clean and very eye catching!
My favorite character in Pretty Little Liars, has to be Spencer. I know how it feels always being in the shadow of your over-achieving older sibling, and always feeling like you have to do better than them and prove yourself.
Even though, Spencer is very different from me, she's the one that I can compare to the most. Not like Hanna, who has problems with the way she looks, or Aria who loves someone she shouldn't, or even Emily who doesn't want to swim anymore.
I don't think I have a least favorite character, but sometimes people in the story did things that would frustrate me, and make me want to grab their shoulders and shake some sense into them!
Like Hanna and her "diet"! Why would you do that to yourself? If you want to lose weight, so it the old fashion way, go running or swimming. I think if she would have done that instead of making herself throw up, she would be a lot healthier and more confident.
Not only Hanna's situation made me feel anger, but a couple of other things too. Like the way Spencer's older sister acted, and the way Hanna wanted sex from Sean (her boyfriend).
During the seventh grade, Alison, Hanna, Spencer, Aria and Emily were all best friends and inseparable. But when Alison disappeared that year everything changed for these girls; did their dirty little secrets disappear along with Alison?
After Alison vanished it almost seemed like Hanna, Aria, Spencer and Emily had nothing in common, and started to drift apart, each having their own friends.
When Junior year of high school approached and Aria just moved back from Iceland, weird things start to happen. Weird things besides Hanna causing herself to throw up, Emily falling for the new girl at school, Spencer trying to out do her sister, and Aria kissing her English teacher.
I had a lot of fun reading Pretty Little Liars, and I can't wait to re-read the rest of the series too. What I really like is how different the four main characters are! Any teenage girl can read this book and be able to compare with at least one of this girls!
If you haven't read this series, and you like lots and LOTS of drama, or you just really love the show you should definitely check out the books! They have so much more detail and drama(:
*Sorry about not having a video up, my webcam was acting weird this morning. But I'll try again later!*