Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Atom (4 Nov 2010)
- In the exclusive Philadelphia suburb of Rosewood, Alison is the Queen Bee of her elite seventh grade hive. BFs Aria, Hanna, Spencer, and Emily vie for her attention, even as each of them hides a hideous secret only Alison knows. So when Alison goes missing after a slumber party, never to be seen again, each girl is heartbroken, but also a little relieved. Now it is three years later, and though the four girls have grown apart, they are each still hiding something. Artsy Aria is carrying on an affair with one of her teachers, fashionista Hanna shoplifts to accessorize her trendy outfits, blue-blood Spencer is sleeping with her older sister’s boyfriend, while straight-A Emily is trying to ignore her attraction to a new female classmate. When the girls begin receiving threatening text messages and emails that from someone known only as "A," they must confront the fact that against all odds, it appears Alison is back. Could Alison still be alive? And if so, why is she so determined to uncover all their dirty little secrets?
- Cover: Obviously the tv show cover. I don't mind it, but I love the original brightly coloured covers, with the dolls on.
Ohhh what a scandalous read!
I don't know why, but all of a sudden, I just felt pulled towards picking this book up.
I'm so glad that I did!
The secrets, the scandal, the bitchiness...loved it.
I loved that the chapters alternated at random between each of the girls, so that you didn't know whose point of view you'd be reading next.
I think my favourite of the 'Liars' has to be Aria so far, I found her to be the most likeable, followed by Spencer as I felt her plotlines were the most juicy. Emily's felt like the most serious topic covered, that of sexuality, and Hanna...I haven't taken to her yet. I felt she was the whiniest of the group.
This is definitely a guilty pleasure read.
Book 1 was setting up a lot for the future books, this one really just introduced us to each of the girls, brought up some of their secrets, introduced the mysterious 'A', and you just know the secrets are going to start to be spilled in the next books.
Over all I really enjoyed this, and definitely recommend.