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Pretty Little Liars Box Set: Books 1 to 4 Paperback – October 27, 2009
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From the Back Cover
Among the mega mansions and perfectly manicured hedges of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, everyone has something to hide—especially four very pretty little liars.
High school juniors Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily have been keeping secrets ever since their best friend, Alison DiLaurentis, disappeared three years ago. But when the girls begin receiving threatening notes from someone named “A,” their secrets—the big ones, the little ones, even the long-buried ones—no longer seem so safe.
Unravel the Pretty Little Liars’ wildest mysteries in this special box set. But remember, nothing is as it seems in Rosewood . . .
Pretty Little Liars Box Set includes books 1 to 4
About the Author
Sara Shepard is the author of two New York Times bestselling series, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game, as well as the series The Perfectionists. She graduated from New York University and has an MFA from Brooklyn College.
Top customer reviews
I'd be lying if I said I said I didn't skim a little.
It had nothing to do with seeing the tv series first because I didn't. not until after I read the first book did I watch the first season. And I was seriously on the fence. It felt like there was long, drawn out dram for no apparent reason. There were so many characters, and of course the author did a good job describing them, but oh my goodness it was overwhelming. Instead of switching minds, i'd have liked to know a little bit of the plot.
It took the whole book to figure anything out, and even then there was little satisfaction
That being said, this was Pretty Little Liars. Sara Shepard draws you in in a way that makes you want to keep reading. The books progress and everything unfolds.
If you're looking for quick answers, you won't find it here.
If you're looking for a soap opera, this is your book.
Anyone who is "on the wall" about starting to read the series or not needs to just give in and read it!
Being the first book it did not have as much action as the rest will, but that is of course because the first book is letting everyone get all the information needed to make sense of everything.
Starting the second book now! Very excited!!
Genre: Young Adult; Mystery
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Very little
Cliff Hanger: Yes!
Rating: 4 stars
World Building: 5/10
Series Congruity: n/a
Total: 7/10; 4 Stars.
Best Part: Hanna wrecking her exes car!
Worst Part: Spencer's parents, they're dense af.
Overall Feels: This book is for sures my guilty little pleasure, i usually go for disaster books, but sometimes i love to read something with girl drama!
Contiuing the Series: yes!
Recommending: Yes! To anyone who likes a good mytery but not a super serious one.
Misc.: There are some triggers in this book; eating disorder, self harm.
First thing caught my eye was the rating and then a I read the description. I was so excited to get this book and read it, it was something so new from what I normaly read. I ate this book up in 2 sittings. It's a classic who-did-it type of story that keeps you turning page after page until you get to the end just to find you, you still don't know who killed Ali or is Ali really dead.
I had to tell everyone about this book and how good it was, the next night, I bought the 2nd book. I've now started 4th book in the series, I've bought Season one of the TV show and my husband and myself are hooked. We can't wait until Season 2 is available to buy, and I'll be getting the next book, and the next book, and the next. This writer is really good, don't think this is just some cheesy gossipy girl highschool drama teen book. Oh no! This is excellent for anyone looking for a page turning mystery that keeps you hooked.
I'm eager to try the Lying Game by this same author and am hoping for the same kind of power this series has over me.
I wanted to read the series after seeing ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars. The TV show does differ from the books.
At the end of seventh grade, a clique of 5 girls was ruled by one of the girls, Allison. Allison is the classic "mean girl." The girls all had a secret referred to only as "the Jenna thing" which bonds them and keeps them close. Allison then disappears and the rest of the girls fall out of touch. It's now the beginning of junior year for them and they all start receiving mysterious texts from "A." The problem-A knows everything about them including secrets they don't want others to know. So, who is A?
Aria-Having returned from being out of the country for 2 years, she meets the man of her dreams at a local bar. Only problem-he turns out to be her English teacher.
Spencer-The typical over-achiever, Spencer is out to be the best-and to move out from underneath her perfect sister's shadow. One
Emily-A competitive swimmer struggling to meet her parent's high expectations, Emily starts to become confused about what she wants including if that means she wants a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Hanna-When Allison was here, Hanna was the "fat friend." Now, she's turned into Rosewood's "It" girl. Of course, she has her share of problems-a dad who she doesn't talk to anymore, a boyfriend who won't sleep with her, etc.
Comparison to the TV show-I personally, even though I'm 30, think Pretty Little Liars is a great show. Very guilty pleasure! Well, I think the first novel was actually better than the TV show.