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(Pretty Little Liars #11)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  15,959 ratings  ·  835 reviews
Now a hit ABC Family TV show, Sara Shepards #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series continues with Stunning.

In the eleventh novel, A is still out there, lurking in the shadows and digging up the liars latest secrets...

Emilys reconnecting with an old flame, one baby step at a time. But is she headed toward true love or another bundle of heartache? Spencer
Hardcover, 302 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by HarperTeen
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Jun 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: judge-me
It's a sad day when you start to slowly realize that one of your favorite (guilty pleasure) series is slowly starting to wane in quality. It was originally supposed to be four books, but anyone who reached the end of Unbelievable knew that there was enough life left in the series that adding four more books just seemed natural. Wicked through Wanted were the same quality as the first four books, and I never got the sense that it was tacked on just for the sake of writing more entries in the ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Stunning (Pretty Little Liars #11), Sara Shepard

The Liars begin to suspect a woman, Gayle, might be "A", when she comes to Rosewood and begins to harass them, it is revealed that Emily backed out of a deal to let Gayle adopt her daughter in exchange. Emily finds herself reconnecting with Isaac while attempting to tell him about her pregnancy, but she fears the repercussions of such a confession.

Spencer visits Princeton hoping to join an Eating Club, but "A" interferes and spikes Spencer's pot
Jul 13, 2011 rated it liked it
This book truly convinced me that Pretty Little Liars is far superior to The Lying Game. Sorry, Sara. I was originally rooting for The Lying Game, being as it was the underdog, but Pretty Little Liars just towers over its opponent.

Shepard does the quadro-narration thing very well. It seems like a difficult thing to do, but she pulls it off, and she does it well. I don't ever confuse the girls with one another, which often happens in books with multiple narrators. (I heard that Dearly, Departed
Geraldine O'Hagan
Nov 05, 2012 rated it did not like it
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Jun 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-read
Stunning by Sara Shepard
book 11 in the Pretty Little Liars series

My jumbled thoughts:
I feel like Emily's storyline has been very interesting in this particular arc in the series, and Spencer's has been the least interesting, which is different, because it's been the opposite for me in the other books, haha
Hanna is still great, I've always loved her storylines so far, and Aria has been quite good too.

I wasn't a big fan, at all, of Spencer's storyline in this one, and hope the next book moves on
Dec 26, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012
I refuse to spend my money on these books anymore.
That's it, I'm through. I'm doooone.

So, in my opinion this book was horrible. We have seen all of this before. I can't wait until this stupid series is over.
Tylah Marie
Definitely more suspenseful than the previous few books. Always an easy read that you kind of just breeze through. 6 more books to go!
Brighton Henderson
Jul 13, 2012 rated it liked it
This was really disappointing. This is one of the worst I've seen from Sara, I'm sorry, but when are these girls ever going to effin' learn? Seriously, It's the same thing every damn time. First, the secrets are just becoming ridiculous. Really? Noel's dad being a crossdresser and Emily having a baby was one of the most insane and unrealistic i've read so far. I mean, I know crossdressing isn't a bad thing, and people can wear whatever they want, but it's a great example about how much Sara is ...more
Feb 17, 2012 marked it as to-read
Is it just me or Sara Shepard's really fast with thinking of plots and titles for another book?
Jul 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit: I was a little annoyed when Sara Shepard decided to write more of this series after the great, supposed to be, ending in Wanted. However, I kept reading, and I'm glad she continued because, as crazy as they all are, I can't get enough of these characters. I watch the TV show, too, and, while I enjoy that, the books are MUCH better, of course. (I just have to think of them as two separate things.) Anyway, Stunning, the most recent addition, was a lovely one. Like all of the ...more
I feel like the author is just grabbing at straws to keep this series alive at this point. Nothing really seems to add up anymore and the stories just keep getting more and more ridiculous as time goes on. Are we really supposed to feel sorry for these girls?

Anyway, the last book ended with Emily's pregnancy story coming to light. However, I will say I was a little confused because in the last book this was super secret and seemed like only Emily and her sister knew but apparently in the
Oct 07, 2013 rated it liked it
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
Ali, Chelsea, Tabitha, Mona and who knows who else are dead, but the pretty little liars are still getting threats from A., and Emily is worried about the safety of her baby who she gave up for adoption.
Who is A. now? And is the baby really safe?

This was an okay story, but these books seem to be getting worse as they go along now. How many times can A. be reincarnated? And how many times will the girls happily accept that there is a new A.? Its getting
Nov 08, 2012 added it
oh goodie! another PLL book to rip to shreds.

-I already want to punch aria in the uterus so she can never bring more stupid people into the world. I mean, seriously... you're going to break up with your bf because some anonymous nut says that if you don't she will tell people his dad cross dresses? that sounds completely logical. much more same than minding your own damn business and not judging people and moving on with your life.

-why is hannah such a disgusting, vile witch? every time I see
Why are we still beating this dead horse?

I started reading the PLL series in '08 and I loved it. Every time I got a new PLL book, I'd stay up all night reading it in one sitting. I thought the ending in Wanted was perfect: open, a little creepy, still leaving you with the feeling that Someone Is Watching You. Scene.

Then I found out there was a third wave of books coming out. I've read them all, of course, and they aren't bad--but they aren't of the same caliber as the first eight books. At some
Ashley ❣️
I think this was my least favorite so far. I really enjoyed how suspenseful it was and how a new A keeps popping up and how the girls think they know who it is lol. I also liked the honesty aspect of the book like all the girls were becoming more and more honest with themselves and with those that they love!
Jan 14, 2013 rated it did not like it
These girls are so stupid. This book is the point where I really can't justify any of their actions any more. I know that this is supposed to be the book where they realize that A lets them dig their own graves a lot of the time, but I feel like they should have came to this realization a long time ago.

Hanna's A problem is entirely her own stupidity. I was dying of second-hand embarrassment the entire time. I really hope by the end of the series Hanna gets enough self-esteem to not completely
Dec 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Stunning wasn't that great.

On the blurb it says:

"Secret by secret, lie by lie, the girls get tangled in As dangerous web. Soon A will have enough ammunition to pull the trigger and end the pretty little liars, once and for all"

It's been saying that since book eight, yet the girls are still standing.

Honestly, I'm beginning to feel like i'm being tortured more than what the girls are by -A. The books are getting so ridiculous, and are being dragged out so much, that they're becoming really hard
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
So many more deaths than in the show 😯
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-i-own
Even though their arcs are very different in the show and books, Spencer and Hanna are my favorite characters in both. And Emily is the most annoying.
Dec 09, 2018 rated it liked it
So i am really confused - Ali was really Courtney now we have Tabitha who is really Ali or is she not. Man these books just build and build. I really dont understand why the girls need to be so secretive and just dont tell people what is going on - seems to me like it would make their lives much easier? ...more
Jun 11, 2012 rated it liked it
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Emily Benoit
Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
Concept/Ideas: 4/5
Storyline/Plot: 5/5
Characters: 4/5
Writing Style: 4.5/5

Ah, yet another. I love the series, and I always will, no matter how long it goes on for, but the books are really starting to get old. It's basically the same ending in every book. The girls think they've got A, but then... they don't. By this point in the series, you just KNOW that they once again will not discover who A is, even though they think they will. It's too predictable now. Especially knowing there is another
Oct 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-2012
I loved it as usual. I love the story Sara Shepard has spun between these girls and their personal stalker. You get to know each individual character as the series progresses. Another thing is that Shepard does a fantastic job of throwing in twists and turns you never see coming. But no matter how many issues and plots are going on in one book, they all get solved at one point or another. And the best part about it is that it really takes like 3 or 4 books to solve the problem. Then another one ...more
Alexis Labrecque-Bedard
Jan 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Nov 15, 2011 marked it as to-read
OMG!!!!!!!!! I can't wait for this to come out!!! OK, I have to wait for Ruthless, and then this, and then the fourth Hush Hush book. I'm going to cry if the world ends before these come out...
Jun 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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Macy  (It's a Book Thing)
Jun 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, signed
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=84/100 B

Once again, let me begin by saying that I love this series so much! I never read a series with such an amazing mystery. The mystery is the entire reason i read this series. I feel like half of the plot in these books doesn't advance the plot in any way. A wasn't pressuring the liars to do things as much as in the tv show, so I wondered
Mashael 📚
Jun 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
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Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Jun 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Almost got bored for the first time. But those endings are what keep me reading! I am really digging Noel and Aria. As for the show i am all about Ezra and Aria. Weird huh? Anyways, these girls need to just hurry up and find the 3rd and final A and get rid of this A business once and for all. And if for some reason Sara wants to make four more books, yeah, I will be there buying the next four haha. As ridiculous as this can be, the books are highly addicting.
Loved it. Watch out for a full review of the entire Pretty Little Liars series once I'm done :)
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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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