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Pretty Little Liars – by Sara Shepard

February 6, 2012

Pretty Little Liars

I didn’t think this sort of soapy, drama-filled genre was my kind of thing, but I have been greatly enjoying the TV version of Sara Shepard’s The Lying Game and I wanted to check out the TV version of Pretty Little Liars too, so I figured I’d give the book a shot first, and I was quite entertained. I suppose there has always been a part of me that delights in a little melodrama (or…a lot).

Emily, Spencer, Aria, and Hanna used to be the best of friends, but they’ve grown apart in the last three years, since their friend Ali disappeared. The past comes back to haunt them, however, when they each start receiving mysterious messages from someone who knows their darkest secrets. Is Ali back or is someone else sending the messages? What will happen if their secrets get out?

Not exactly high-quality literature here obviously, but there is a lot of drama and the mystery is certainly compelling. I’m not sure yet if I’ll continue reading the series – the main reason I’m hesitant is that there are so many books and they’re still being written, so there are unlikely to be any real answers for quite a while. I also don’t love any of the characters yet, so hopefully that will change if I decide to continue. I am intrigued however, so we’ll see, and I do still want to watch the TV series at some point.

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