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{Pretty Little Liars: Sara Shepard}Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
Series: Pretty Little Liars
Published by HarperTeen on October 06, 2009
Genres: Junior High, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, TV Adaptation, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – Three years ago, Alison disappeared after a slumber party, not to be seen since. Her friends at the elite Pennsylvania school mourned her, but they also breathed secret sighs of relief. Each of them guarded a secret that only Alison had known. Now they have other dirty little secrets, secrets that could sink them in their gossip-hungry world. When each of them begins receiving anonymous emails and text messages, panic sets in. Are they being betrayed by some one in their circle? Worse yet: Is Alison back? A strong launch for a suspenseful series.

{My thoughts} – I watched the television series and when it when on hiatus I decided to read the books. I must admit that I was surprised at how different the books are from the show. But I do realize that is the way it normally goes. If you’re interested in a completely different take when it comes to this series I would strongly recommend your read the books.

I was shocked to see that there are some similarities in the show as there are in the book but not enough similarity to make it appear to be the same story but still seem like the same story – the whole time I was reading I was imagining the girls as the characters that are in the show as opposed to their descriptions in the book – which is okay I guess but a bit odd when you cover their appearance in the book and you’re like wait no they look like this and then skip over whatever is written about how they look.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.