Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard***


Pretty Little Liars
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: August 31, 2007-December 6, 2011
Pages: each book is about 250-300 pages roughly
Ages: 16+
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Drama, Romance
Series: Pretty Little Liars
                                    Ruthless (to be released 12/06/11)

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.

So I definetly give these books 3 out of 3 stars. They were really great light easy fun reads. I went through them really fast.

My favorite character out of all of them was definetly Aria because of how original she is and how she isn't afraid to be different, even in a city where people revolve their whole life around fashion. It was also interesting to read about her relationship with her teacher because I have never read another book about that & I have never been exposed to that in real life. She was just a fun relateable character.

Hanna would probably be my second favorite for the sheer fact that she isn't afraid to speak her mind, and for that she is considered a "bitch". She is definetly the most outspoken one in the group. I also really enjoyed getting inside her head to learn more about her because on the outside she is just the typically bitchy stuck up fashion obsessed teen living in an "OC" type environment, but on the inside she is so much more and the author writes her character in a way that makes you really fall in love with her. You also feel yourself relating to her even though at first you really don't expect to.

Emily would be my third favorite because she is the most emotional in the group. I loved getting inside her head to see how she dealt with learning she has feelings for another girl and how that would hurt her social status and how upset her parents and friends would be. At first, it doesn't sound very hard to deal with, but once you get inside her head and you kind of put yourself in her shoes, you realize how hard that must be.

Spencer was definetly my least favorite because she sort of got on my nerves because she was driven to succeed, which is fine, but she was also whiny and never stood up for herself, especially when it came to her older sister. I just got really irritated when it came to her and her sister and how competitive they got, even for the smallest tiniest little things.

Overall, I really enjoyed this series and I can't wait for books 10-12 to come out! I highly recommend picking up this series. It's such a great look at what teens nowadays go through and how they find different ways to cope with the cards they are dealt. My favorite thing about it was that I have never gone through any of the big issues in this book, so I loved seeing how these girls dealt with it and what consequences came with it as well. I think it's great to read if you haven't had any experience with these issues, or even if you have, you can compare how you dealt with it, and the different ways that others handle it. Hope you enjoyed this review, Happy Reading!

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