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{Twisted: Sara Shepard}Twisted by Sara Shepard
Series: Pretty Little Liars
Published by HarperTeen on July 05, 2011
Genres: Junior High, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, TV Adaptation, Young Adult
Pages: 307
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – It’s been a year since the torturous notes from A stopped and the mystery of Alison DiLaurentis’s disappearance was finally put to rest. Now seniors in high school, Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily are older, but they’re not any wiser. The Pretty Little Liars have more secrets than ever – twisted secrets that could destroy the perfect lives they’ve worked so hard to rebuild.

Aria’s jealous of her boyfriend’s new exchange student. Spencer’s getting a little too cozy with her soon-to-be-stepbrother. Hanna’s one scandalous photo away from ruining her dad’s Senate campaign. And Emily will do anything to get a swim scholarship.

Worst of all: Last spring break in Jamaica, they did something unforgivable. The girls are desperate to forget that fateful night, but they should know better than anyone that all secrets wash ashore … eventually.

{My thoughts} – It didn’t take me long to finish this book and work on getting my hands on the newest one. I am beginning to wonder is Ms. Shepard was a victim of bullying as a teenager. She seems to write about it from an experienced perspective and the way in which she has written about it keeps the reader wanting to read for days to come.

In this book the girls spent spring break in Jamaica and met a girl that reminded them to a T of Alison – dressed like her – acted like her – knew things only she knew. Eventually the girls are confronted by her and Aria kills her – a year later they discover it wasn’t Ali at all.

Noel then has an exchange student stay with him that is just as mean and nasty as Ali had been and her and Aria get into a spat and she milks it so that Noel eventually chooses her over Aria — but in the end that isn’t the case. Emily then becomes friends with the girl that moved into Jenna’s old house and the father of that house helps her get a swim scholarship but not before destroying her friendship with his daughter by making sexual advances toward her. This was not before Emily admitted to having a baby and giving it up without her parents knowing.

And Hanna takes some dirty photos with a photographer and then has to pay the guy off so he won’t destroy her dad’s campaign and in the process it destroys her relationship with Lucas. And Spencer’s mom is in love with someone new that has two children a little girl and teenage boy – the boy turns out to be gay and the father goes ballistic.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.