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(Pretty Little Liars #3)

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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
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Paperback, 298 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by HarperTeen
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Maddie
Aug 11, 2015 added it
Hanna says "I know who A is!"
Not with 13 books to go, you don't!
Kate ♡
Apr 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-read
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 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
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Alexandra
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
Lexi-304
Feb 08, 2015 rated it liked it
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?
Lucy
Sep 10, 2007 rated it really liked it
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
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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,
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Wendy
Nov 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Perfect

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
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Iryna *Book and Sword*
3.5/5 stars (not rounding up)

This one was the most boring one so far. But I like that the writing is getting better (although I saw a few cringe-worthy inconsistencies).
Even though most of the book was boring - the ending totally made up for it!

It's so different from the show at this point, it's like a whole new world.

Have I said that these books are like crack? So bad, but so addicting!!

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Jessica Avery
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
highly recommend this series
Charlotte
She knew too much. -A
Jenn
Oh man. These books aren't great and Shepard's writing is very basic. While I am liking the mystery aspect of them, the day to day life is just not realistic and seems extremely over the top drama wise.

Ok so the girls:
Spencer: Currently being blackmailed by A for stealing her sisters essay and then getting nominated for an award because of the writing. She's also seeing a therapist who is helping her see that she tends to choose friends who are domineering towards her - just like her sister is.
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Victoria Scott
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
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,
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Karin
Sep 18, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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
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Makayla
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Fables&Wren
Nov 18, 2015 rated it liked it
WrensReads Review:

So I have already read the “Pretty Little Liars” series including the add-on ones. I don’t really like Shepard’s writing, but they are quick reads and her show is kind of a guilty pleasure of mine.

I am going to do the reviews of the “Pretty Little Liars” books a little different. I plan to ask questions as I read the series again and see when (or if) the question is answered. I’ll hide them with the spoiler code so you’ll have the choice to spoil it for yourself! I’m doing way
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Vanessa
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
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.
Karen Alcala
Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Sara Shepard ha seguido con su dinámica y no me ha sorprendido mucho el giro argumental que se dio en el libro. Sí que hubo cosas que no salieron en la serie, además de que se dieron muchas cosas de forma diferente, pero en sí la serie no perdió la esencia. Me ha gustado pero no me ha marcado ni cambiado la vida.
Creo que estaba a punto de conocer más de A, hasta que se atravesó una situación, literalmente.
No es lo que esperaba pero está bien.
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com

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
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REbecca Darling
Dec 01, 2010 rated it did not like it
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
Samantha
Aug 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
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Anna Motteler
Aug 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Tijana
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
No idea where this story is going.
Feel even more confused than when I didn't have half of the information I've got now.
The only possible solution I have to offer is that there are about 20 different people working together as A, out of which there's at least one computer genius/hacker, one medium/mind reader and one FBI agent with too much free time on his hands.
Michelle
Aug 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Repetitive throughout, which I know this is book #3. Not much action until the last two chapters and it left me hanging which I love.
May
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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Marissa
Jan 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Morgan
Dec 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Sarah
(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
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Sara Shepard graduated from NYU and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. She has lived in New York City, Brooklyn, Tucson, Arizona, Philadelphia, and now lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Sara's Pretty Little Liars novels were inspired by her upbringing in Philadelphia's Main Line.

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“Before you enbark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” 253 likes
“Aria: I went to Hollis. Because I was looking for...you know. Her. She was teaching an art class, so I ran inside, grabbed a paintbrush, and painted a scarlet A across her chest. You know, like that woman in The Scarlet Letter? It was awesome. She didn't know what hit her. And then I said, 'Now everyone will know what you've done'.

Ella: Do you realize that Hester Prynne is supposed to be a sympathetic character?”
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