Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Title:Pretty Litle Liars
Author: Sara Shepard
Releae Date: October 1st 2006
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: 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.
(details above from Goodreads)
Review:This book gave me different feelings. At first I didn't like it very much: I thought the characters were too frivolous and too fake but through the plot they gain a little bit more substance.
When I finished reading it I actually liked the book. Sure the characters were the stereotypical rich, daddy girls but they also had flaws and weaknesses. And of course, the plot made me breathless!
The problems that the girls deal with are ordinary, and many other books deal with them too, but I enjoyed the way Sara Sheppard approached it!
I think that the setting is appropriate to the type of characters that are in the book. To me Rosewood felt truly real.
I loved the way that the "clues" were written: as by accident the narrator had said too much and then quickly ended up the chapter and moved to another POV, to avoid doing the same again! Those just made me continue to turn page after page.
The plot is interesting and I couldn't guess practically any of the upcoming twists!
Overall it was an exciting book, with an average writing that made me turn page after page!