Watch Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family? Have you ever been wondering what the books are like? I’ve read them, and here’s my review on the eight book series.
Most every girl my age knows of the T.V. show Pretty Little Liars. But, I can bet that most of those girls didn’t read the book, they’ve only watched the show. I first heard about the books when I was in eighth grade, and now, about two years later, I finally finished the eight book series.
The series follows four girls, Aria, Hanna, Emily and Spencer, when they were in seventh grade, tragically lost the leader to their clique. About four years later, a mysterious person named A started sending them texts that only their dead best friend, Alison knew. Obviously, everyone thought the person sending them text messages was Alison, not only because of the things that were said, but because of the signature “A” at the end of each text, note, and email. So, the series follows each girl and how they deal with this person sending them all this information on things their best friend only knew.
The whole idea of this series was to follow the girls and see how they’ve changed throughout all eight books. It was also about finding out who this mysterious A was, and if Alison was still alive or not. Throughout the series, I noticed each of the four girls become a little bit more independent, and really branch out to be who they really were. They also got closer, which was key, because after Alison’s death, the group broke up. I like how the author, Sara Shepard kept each chapter engaging. Whenever I read, it always took me forever to really stop reading, because usually, the chapters ended with something suspenseful happening, making me want to read on.
All in all, I loved the series. I am so glad that my friend who recommended it to me did, because it was just a great series. There was hardly ever a dull moment, and even though the series was centered around Alison’s death and figuring out who was sending the girls text messages, there was also a considerable amount of each book that also dealt with the four girls’ personal lives. I think any teenager who likes the series would like the books even better, because as everyone knows, the books are always better than the shows.