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Perfect (Pretty Little Liars #3)

4.04  ·  Rating Details  ·  50,595 Ratings  ·  1,990 Reviews
In Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four perfect-looking girls aren't nearly as perfect as they seem.

Aria can't resist her forbidden ex. Hanna is on the verge of losing her BFF. Emily is freaking out over a simple kiss. And Spencer can't keep her hands off anything that belongs to her sister.

Lucky me. I know these pretty little liars better than they know themselves. But it's hard
Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 27th 2008 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published September 1st 2007)
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Kayla Vermaak Yes! I thoroughly enjoyed all of the books I have read so far! if you already like the TV series then this is a must.
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Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
Hanna says "I know who A is!"
Not with 13 books to go, you don't!
Kate ♡
With this book, I've officially completed my 2015 reading challenge!! Woooo!!

This has probably been my least favourite book in the Pretty Little Liars series so far, but it was still really enjoyable :)
These books are just so addicting! haha
Geraldine O'Hagan
Oct 10, 2012 Geraldine O'Hagan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 10, 2007 Lucy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen, trashy
Spencer, Aria, Hanna, Emily and Alison were best friends. Alison was the queen bee, and she knew all of their dirty little secrets. But then one day Alison vanished.

Now, years later, they aren't friends anymore--indeed, they have nothing to do with each other. Until they start receiving text messages and notes from A. Who knows all of their secrets. Things only Alison knew.

Who is A? And what is A going to do with their secrets?

I devoured this in one morning. One MORNING, people.

I do not claim th
How can a TV show be so much better than a book? I really didn't think it was possible, but the more I read these books, the more I'm proved wrong. This entire series just seems boring and juvenile (and that's coming from someone who reads A LOT of young adult books). While reading these books, I can't stop asking myself "Why would these people actually do everything Ali said, especially the people who weren't her friends?" WHY!? Bullying happens, but I've never seen an entire town be bullied by ...more
Jan 25, 2009 Wendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

It’s Not Bragging,
It’s True.

By Sara Shepard
Illustrated by Jennifer Heuer
330 pp. New York, NY
HarperCollins Publishers. $8.99
ISBN 978-0-06-088735-3

A new chef is making its way to the top. Sara Shepard created a new suspenseful and thrilling recipe of four tablespoons of The Grudge, one tablespoon of The Clique and one pinch of The Gossip Girls brings us a novel Perfect; four rich and perfect girls faces reality. Ali just died and Ali’s murder is still out there wandering in Rosewood. Now A
Crystal Starr Light
"Buckle up, girlies. Nothing is as it seems"

The saga of Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer continues. Aria's family is in shambles, and her mother can't bear the sight of the daughter who withheld knowledge of her father cheating. Emily struggles with her sexuality and trying to get her parents to accept her. Hanna is falling out with her BFF, Mona. And Spencer perhaps has taken one too many things from Melissa.

These books have been marvelous fun to read. They are wildly entertaining, interesting,
Jan 06, 2008 Karin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youngadult
Hold on to your hats people! Things are getting serious. Like with the previous books in the series, PERFECT picks up the story right where FLAWLESS left off. If you have been disappointed by a book series in the past that dwindled in excitement, be assured that the PRETTY LITTLE LIARS series isn't going to let you down.

The story continues to follow Hanna, Spencer, Aria, and Emily as they attempt to find out who keeps sending them threatening messages and exposing their deepest, darkest secrets
Apr 16, 2016 Charlotte rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
She knew too much. -A
Victoria Scott
Okay, it's official. I'm completely addicted to this series.
How could I not be? The girls are so interesting to read about. In this one, Emily would have to be my favourite. I wanted to punch every single person who was mean to her in the face. ESPECIALLY her parents. They were absolutely awful to her! Rehab. Ugh. That's horrible! I want to go on and on about her, and how angry her story made me. But I loved this book; I don't want to ruin it with a lecture. Anyway, her story was so interesting,
Jun 25, 2012 Vanessa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not even sure how to rate books by Sara Shepard anymore. This book has a lot of problems. It took ages for the plot to really begin. A lot of the book felt like filler. We see the same scene retold at least half a dozen times, and new information is not always revealed. Often, I start to wonder why the girls aren't acting a little more paranoid. The are not actively trying to figure out who A is, and they continually give A new blackmail material. A big portion of the plot deals with repress ...more
Daniela Soria
Dec 13, 2015 Daniela Soria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was okay but so far the worst out of the three I've read. I still really liked it though!

It's funny how with the TV show my favorites are Aria and Hannah but in the books I love Emily and Spencer more.

Now off to the next book in the series.
Jan 03, 2009 Marissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jennifer Wardrip
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PERFECT starts out with a flashback to a time when Ali was still alive and part of the group. Ali receives a phone call but doesn't share with Spencer, Hanna, Aria, or Emily. But that's kind of how it's always been. Ali was always the leader. Playing the girls off each other and keeping secrets on each of them.

Now, Ali is supposedly dead and the girls have all gone their own way.

Spencer has been nominated for the Golden Orchid. It's only the most prestigi
Aug 13, 2010 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Perfect by Sara Shepard was awesome. Just when I thought her Pretty Little Liars series couldn't get any better, she proved me wrong. It was definitely the best book in the series so far. It had all the intruige, romance, secrets (yes, lots of secrets) that readers have come to expect. There was much more suspense this time though, more character development, and one amazing shocker of an ending.

Perfect picks up a month after Flawless left off. Our four favorite little liars are living peaceful
Anna Motteler
Sep 20, 2008 Anna Motteler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I picked up this book at my library, I expected it to be about these stuck-up girls, kinda like Gossip Girl and the A-List or whatever. Then I started reading it and I read it within an hour, it was that good. It's set up so well and you'll never be able to even GUESS what's going to happen next. It's not predictable, which is one thing I really like about it. It's weird that someone is stalking them. I've read all four and I myself have had my suspicions on who A could be, but I always end ...more
Sep 29, 2015 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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REbecca Darling
Jan 11, 2011 REbecca Darling rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So, I don't even know which book this is, number-wise. I think I accidentally read the last two (that I could stand to read) in the wrong order, but regardless, I'm sick of them! Who is A? Like seriously? I thought it was Mona. Then it's someone new or something? Who killed Ali? Was it Melissa's boyfriend? Ian or whatever? I think it's very annoying how there are, like 7 or 8(?) books in this series. How can you stretch this out that far? Honestly, the whole 7-8 book series could have been conce ...more
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
Who killed Alison? Who is A? And who will get what’s coming to them next?

I have to say that I love this series, and I loved this instalment too!

The storyline seems quite complex in these books, and I think a lot of what happens will have more meaning the further you get into the series. I loved the notes from A, and I loved the suspense in this one. Every book leaves you with more questions, and more clues as to who A is, and they really are quite addictive. T
Dec 16, 2008 Morgan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 21, 2011 Oumiie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing! The first time i saw the book, i got amazed! I knew the book was going to be awesome! The book, was talking about 'Alison' the main character who is dead, and is sending texts messages to her friend! Some texts were about the secrets they told her and some were BLACK MAILS! for example: If you don't do this to, so and so, I'll tell the secret you told me! It was just like my personal life with friend, but we don't black mail! The book was really emotional, and i enjoyed it ...more
Aug 24, 2015 Gaby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book three in the Pretty Little Liars series

Aria and Ezra are perfect, but not meant to be. He's a teacher and she's a minor. It can never work. But yet Aria couldn't help herself, she just had to have him. Even when she's not living with her mom, but her boyfriend: Sean Ackward. So what do you think is bound to happen? A. The mysterious stalker sends Sean a pic of Ezra and Aria kissing. Leading up to Ezra getting arrested. Joy.

Goodbye Emily! What's bound to happen when you kiss the neighbor? An
Mar 28, 2016 Lexi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
I did like this book a little more than the first 2, but still it did not surprise me because I have seen the show, and having seen the show up to the current date (Season 6) I can say that I personally prefer the show, maybe it's because I saw it before I read the books? Or because Caleb is in the show, Or because Toby is in it?
Emily Burnes
Feb 16, 2015 Emily Burnes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is just as amazing as the others I've read. So, in this book, Aria, Spencer, Emily, and Hanna are so close to discovering who A is, just as some tragic events occur.
Hanna makes new relationships, Aria makes new relationships to, Emily gets in trouble for being herself, and Spencer gets in some conflicts with her older sister Melissa.
Ever since Ali went missing, the girls have had targets on their back as if they were subjects or as if they have information the police need to uncove

¡¡Se pone cada vez mejor!!
Sascha Vos
Jan 22, 2015 Sascha Vos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
These books are so fun yeaa
Ashley Lynch
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Nov 10, 2014 Laurie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is something wrong about this book. I just loved the first season so much that I decided to read the book and it was a huge deception. Probably because there were not enough dialog and too much descriptive parts. I was waiting so much more out of it...

I really shouldn't have read this one, knowing that the two first one were already a disappointment to me. Well things didn't get better. The only bright part is that I know that we actually will know who A is in the book (i'm pretty sure tha
Jul 30, 2014 May rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: estantería
Perfect es la tercera parte de la saga Pretty Little Liars (Pequeñas mentirosas). Saga que empecé a leer porque estoy enganchadísima a la serie y había oído que los libros eran muy diferentes, por lo que no dudé en empezar a leerlos. Y me doy cuenta de que cada libro es mejor que el anterior y eso me fascina.
Si ya el primer libro me gustó mucho, el segundo bastante más... este tercero me ha gustado incluso más. Y es que aunque los dos primeros libros son muy introductorios, en esta tercera parte
Jun 29, 2010 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another indulgent little morsel devoured by yours truly. I love these books. If all the literary world is a smorgasbord, the Pretty Little Liars series is truly the chocolate sundae. I shouldn't spend my time gorging myself on them, but they're just THAT good.

I think that what I enjoy MOST, if I had to pinpoint one thing, is the fact that it's a series that centers pretty much equally on four girls. That way, when one inevitably makes me roll my eyes at something they do, there's someone else t
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Sara Shepard graduated from NYU and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. She currently lives in Tucson, Arizona. Sara's Pretty Little Liars novels were inspired by her upbringing in Philadelphia's Main Line.
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