Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

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So I finished reading the first book in the Pretty Little Liars series pretty quickly (just haven’t gotten the chance to post until now). It was easy to fly through, especially since the chapters are so short. It was definitely nice to read something like that after how long it took me to read the A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Someone commented on my last post when I started reading this book and said that they didn’t read any of the others because they found the characters too unlikeable. I could definitely see where they’re coming from. These girls are kind of brats and they do a lot of stupid things (drinking and driving, sleeping with your teacher or your sister’s fiance, etc.). But I think the fact that they’re unlikeable is sort of the point. The fact that they’ve turned out this way as a result of their friend going missing really shows how much of an impact Ali had on each one of them.

The first book was almost exactly the same storyline as the first episode of the television series. I was a little shocked because I thought that it would have at least gone a little further into the first season, but I think there are something like 16 books in this series, so I guess they take place in a shorter amount of time than the show.

Overall, it was an enjoyable read. I’ve started the second book and I’ll probably end up reading them all eventually.

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