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{Burned: Sara Shepard}Burned by Sara Shepard
Series: Pretty Little Liars
Published by HarperTeen on December 4, 2012
Genres: Junior High, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, TV Adaptation, Young Adult
Pages: 305
Format: Hardcover
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} –It's spring break, and the pretty little liars are trading in Rosewood for a cruise vacation. They want nothing more than to sail into the tropical sunset and leave their troubles behind for one blissful week. But where Emily, Aria, Spencer, and Hanna go, A goes, too. From scuba diving to tanning on the upper deck, A is there, soaking up all their new secrets.

Emily is smooching a stowaway. Aria's treasure-hunting partner is a little too interested in her booty. Spencer's going overboard trying to land a new boy. And a blast–or rather, a crash–from Hanna's past could mean rough waters ahead for everyone.

The liars better tighten their life jackets. A perfect storm is brewing, and if they aren't careful, A will bury them at sea. . . .

{My Thoughts} – This series is getting more and more twisted and badly addicting. I don’t mean that in a really good way either. I really like I am just reading these so I can find out once and for all what happens. I’m almost to the point of where I don’t think I care too much for the end. I think it’s more I want it to be over. Anyways, like all the other books the girls are are keeping secrets and telling lies and getting into more and more of a hole then they had been in before. It seems like they don’t even have to try, somehow they manage to hurt those that are close to them and push people away that they shouldn’t. They have a massive trust issue – which leaves them to only really trust one another. I honestly think it would be hilarious if it turns out that “A” is actually one of the “4” girls. Why because it wouldn’t be obvious – considering that they get messages at the same time – sometimes separate. But how else would “A” always know what is going on. It makes sense to me. They are pros at lying and keeping secrets so why wouldn’t they play such a cruel game with those that are suppose to be their friends. I don’t know really.

In this book Hannah gets into a crash, Emily considers running away with a new friend she meets on a school cruise trip, Spencer almost loses the one boy that seems to care about her and Aria almost dies. Sounds like ever other book, always trouble, always lies, secrets and mischief. The fact that I am so addicted to finding out what is going to be the end is the only thing making me continue to read these books. I honestly have lost any real interest in them, which probably isn’t a good thing. I also don’t think that this series should have been written as so many books either. I’m going to complete the series because I must finish what I start, but really it should have been completed around book “5” or “6” this is just too many. Should could have written spin offs or something to keep engaging readers, but keeping the same series running for so long – probably not for the best.

Final Conclusion: 2 Star Rating.