Saturday, July 16, 2011

Review: Pretty Little Liars #1

Pretty Little Liars Box Set: Books 1 to 4

Pretty Little Liars #1

Back Cover:

   Everyone has something special 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 about the dirty secrets they've kept. And guess what? I'm telling.

My Opinions:

  I read this book during the Read-A-Thon. I've had this book for almost a year. I even have the next three of them. I haven't gotten around to reading them yet. Like I've said in earlier post, I have a buying-books-addiction. My TBR pile is HUGE! 
  I was surprised that the book was actually good. I only got the chance to watch the first two episodes on TV. I decided to buy the seasons on DVD when I get the money to. I liked the episodes that I saw. I thought that maybe I wouldn't like either the show or the books. I figured it would be too soap-opera-y.
  The mystery and twist keep me into it. I'm not a huge fan of every character. My favorite character to read about in the books is Aria. I don't know what it is about her, but she is the most interesting. I also like Spencer. I just feel so bad for her. Them two are my favorite. I think it's because I can relate to them so well. My least favorite is Hanna. She gets annoying sometimes. She is too much worried about her image then anything else. She is all about popularity. I like Emily too. She is one of my favorites, but its interesting to get a view point inside of homosexuality. I'm straight and I have no problems with gays. I've always kind of wondered if it was scary to be attracted to the same sex. I think Sara Shepard gives a good insight about it. 

+May contain spoilers behind this+
  Poor Emily really struggles with her sexuality. Her boyfriend, well now ex-boyfriend, is kind of a jerk. He is very immature. I can't stand guys that are like that. Just because he got his ego crushed doesn't mean he should glare at her at the funeral. The death of Alison really takes a tole on all the girls. 
  At first Alison was just missing for years, then at the end of the book they find her body. They haven't done a DNA test. They recognized it was her by the ring on her finger. I think it would be a huge twist if it turns out to be someone else. I'm not sure what happens in the series. I try not to look at people's reviews because I don't want anything spoil. I do like making assumptions about what might happen next.
  I feel really sorry for Spencer. The way her parents are treating her is so wrong. I can't stand when adults play favorites, especially with their children. It's not Spencer's fault that Melissa can't keep her man happy. Melissa knows that she is the favorite of her parents and she definitely takes advantage of it. If I was Spencer, I would have went after Ian instead of Wren. I haven't decided if I think Spencer likes Wren, or she just gets that confused with liking the fact that her sister's boyfriend pays more attention to her.
  I can't wait to find out with happens next. 

+Who I think is A+
I think its Maya. Maya is in Alison's old room. She could have gotten hold of Alison's journal that could have kept everything in it. 

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Happy Readings to All!


  1. I really enjoyed these book. Pretty Little Liars rules, have you watched the tv show, if you haven't, you should. Its really good.:]

  2. Unfortunately I haven't gotten the chance to watch it yet. I'm hoping to get the 1st season on DVD for Christmas! Or maybe sooner.