Book Review: Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars #1)

Posted March 22, 2015 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

pretty little liarsBook: Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars #1)

Author: Sara Shepard

Published: October 1, 2006

Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Contemporary

Summary: 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? 

My Review: I read this when I was in high school, I think freshman year, and I was literally obsessed with the whole series. I obviously didn’t have this blog back then to review it, but I’ve decided to reread it recently and I’m going to review it now.


I definitely didn’t love it as much as I did the first time reading it, which seems to happen a lot with rereads of mine, but I still really liked it.

The thing I love most is definitely the writing style. Whenever books have different character stories each chapter I usually pick a favorite and have to force myself to get through the others but I actually didn’t force myself once through these chapters. I admit, Spencer’s story was the most interesting to me, but I liked the others as well.

But sometimes the things Emily did, like everything she did, made me so mad I wanted to throw the book. I’m an intense reader, I’ll admit it.


It also gave me second hand embarrassment, which I’m pretty sure is worse than actually being embarrassed. I don’t think I’ve ever been as embarrassed for a character as I was for her. It was bad, people, it was bad.

But all that aside, this book was just as good as I remembered it to be. It’s definitely a light, quick chick-lit kind of read. And I do love me some chick-lit after an intense fantasy/sci-fi book.

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!

Rating: 4 pumpkin cats

Four pumpkin cats