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The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
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Nov 15, 2010

it was amazing
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Read in November, 2010

I was absolutely addicted to the television show Pretty Little Liars this past summer. So,when I heard the author of the book series the show was based on had a new YA series in the works, I quickly added the new title to my “must read list.” The Lying Game does not disappoint. It is filled with just the right amount of suspense, teen angst, and awesome clothes* that teens are sure to love. Sara Sheperd’s latest series follows down on her luck Emma. Emma’s life in her foster home is unbearable. So when she finds out she may have a long lost twin sister who lives in luxury with her wealthy family, she is overjoyed. After Sara agrees to meet her lookalike Sutton, she is thrown into a plot largely revolving around lies, a twisted game played by Sutton and her friends, and mistaken identity. Sheperd deftly tackles issues such as wealth, foster care and peer pressure with ease. I’m glad that readers get to see events unfold through the eyes of both working class Emma and privileged Sutton, because it lends perspective to Sutton’s Lavish lifestyle. Sara Shepard’s masterful ability to create a suspenseful landscape filled with mystery and paranoia will make even the most seasoned reader of YA mystery and suspense jump in his or her seat. The Lying Game left me wanting to know more. What happened to Sutton? How is Emma’s life going to change? Guess I’ll just have to wait for the next book in the series to find out!

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message 1: by Cassidy (new) - added it

Cassidy Devany have you read the pretty little liars series?

Mandy Cassidy wrote: "have you read the pretty little liars series?"

I haven't read them, but I want to!

hayden What's the star for after awesome clothes?

Mandy Sorry, that's an excerpt from the review on my website. It makes sense in the context of the original post. I use stars on the site to indicate footnotes. I forgot to edit it out for goodreads. Oops!

message 5: by Amarice (new)

Amarice Jeremy wrote: "I just brought this book and I'm so excited to read it"

enjoy :)

message 6: by Novi (new)

Novi o my gosh i couldnt agree more with you. this whole thing sara created its just ka-boom, you know. and i love the clothes! XD

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