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This topic is open for discussion of Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard



Book Synopsis:
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? A strong launch for a suspenseful series.


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Tara Bieck | 1259 comments Thanks!


♦Ashley♦ | 1131 comments I'm in:)


Greta | 1459 comments Great!!


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Amy H (twinypa) | 266 comments i am totally in :)


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Nicole Field (nicolefield) | 1778 comments I've also been meaning to read this. I shall add it to my list.


Tara Bieck | 1259 comments If anyone needs to pick this one up, Amazon US has it free....not sure if other sites do as well, but just a heads up!


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Nicole Field (nicolefield) | 1778 comments Hey Tara Jo, could you shoot me across a link? I can't seem to see it.


Greta | 1459 comments Thanks, Tara Jo!!


Shinjini (shinjini14) | 292 comments I'm in! Have been meaning to read this one. :D


Beth  (jasonverlander) | 1487 comments I just got done reading this about a week ago but whoever likes this book we can do a buddy read of the next book in the series!


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Eni | 2018 comments nice! so many people =D woot!


Blakely | 199 comments Just picked this one up free on Kindle, been meaning to check it out for a while. I'm in! :)


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Hilary (bookboss) I will join in, too!


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Shan ~A~ (thebookglutton) | 696 comments I'm in. Got it for free on Kindle and been wanting to read it since the series started on tv.


Ashley (readmewriteme) | 4 comments I'm in :)


 Marla | 1667 comments I got it free on Kindle too. See you in January.


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Nicole Field (nicolefield) | 1778 comments Guh, this buddy read is still soooo far away :(


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Matty | 16 comments Can I join this group read?(:


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Nicole Field (nicolefield) | 1778 comments Of course you can!


Greta | 1459 comments I had to read this for a challenge since it's set in Pennsylvania, so I'm starting early. I will make sure to comment once you all start.

I've gotten started and I'm 25% done. So far it's interesting, although I'm not loving the story. We'll see if it picks up.

Chapter 1-6 (view spoiler)


Skandia (sfgirl) | 1724 comments I'm starting early, too!


Greta | 1459 comments Skandia- I've also started early over at AMMP if you want to join me there and get the points there :-)


Greta | 1459 comments Chapter 7-14

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Skandia (sfgirl) | 1724 comments I have finished Chapter 5.
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Greta | 1459 comments Chapter 15-27

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Greta | 1459 comments Skandia wrote: "I have finished Chapter 5.
I have seen the first season of the tv-show based on this book and so far it's been actually very true to book. Not sure if this helps me with reading or not. I kind of ..."


I will have to check out the show once I'm done with the book! This kind of reminds me of Desperate Housewives but for YA!


Shilpa | 140 comments I'll join too! :)


Greta | 1459 comments I finished!

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Skandia (sfgirl) | 1724 comments Greta wrote: "Skandia wrote: "I have finished Chapter 5.
I have seen the first season of the tv-show based on this book and so far it's been actually very true to book. Not sure if this helps me with reading or..."


I was thinking Gossip Girl


Skandia (sfgirl) | 1724 comments I'm almost done. Stupid, shallow and pampered teenagers. Don't care for any of them. This book is so full of YA cliches that it's ludicrous. I'm sure it's not my type of book at all and I won't be continuing with this series.


Greta | 1459 comments I haven't seen Gossip Girl, but you're probably right. I don't love the characters either, but I am interested in the mystery.


Skandia (sfgirl) | 1724 comments Finished.
One thing I liked about the book was Sara Shepard's writing. It was on point and didn't twiddle around. With so many characters, short and tight chapters were well written.

The more I read, the more I got the Gossip Girl wibe and if you have seen the tv-show based on this book, the book really adds nothing to it.


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Yiqing | 6 comments I'm in :) been meaning to read the series ever since I started watching the show


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Yiqing | 6 comments I'm in :) been meaning to read the series ever since I started watching the show


Rebecca NJ (njreader) | 1945 comments I started a little early. Chapters 1 -7

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Jen Sabo | 487 comments I started early and ended up finishing the whole thing!

Here are my opions in the writing style. I'll wait until more comment on the plot before saying things.

Things I liked about the writing style:
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Things I did not love:
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message 40: by Rebecca NJ (last edited Jan 02, 2015 03:51PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rebecca NJ (njreader) | 1945 comments I finished the other night and here are my thoughts:

Chapters 8 - 12
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Chapters 13 - 18
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Chapters 19 - 24
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Chapters 25 - end
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Rebecca NJ (njreader) | 1945 comments @Jennifer - I agree with you on the writing style. (view spoiler)


Rebecca NJ (njreader) | 1945 comments Has anyone watched the tv show?


♦Ashley♦ | 1131 comments I have watched the first few seasons of the tv show, but I haven't started the book yet.


Rebecca NJ (njreader) | 1945 comments Ashley wrote: "I have watched the first few seasons of the tv show, but I haven't started the book yet."

I just watched the first episode of season one.

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Mirliz | 373 comments I'm in, but will maybe start a bit late since the book wasn't yet returned to my library.


Shinjini (shinjini14) | 292 comments This one is a really fast paced book. I started a little early because this book fit one of my other challenges but this book is going so fast! I am loving the buildup and the (view spoiler)

Greta, I agree with you. The glorification of (view spoiler)


Shinjini (shinjini14) | 292 comments I finished the book yesterday and it was awesome! I really liked it and couldn't stop reading it at all!

Spoiler for the end, (view spoiler)

I am going to try and check out the first season of the show.


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Jen Sabo | 487 comments Shinjini- I also thought that, (view spoiler)


message 49: by Rebecca NJ (last edited Jan 06, 2015 09:42AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rebecca NJ (njreader) | 1945 comments Shinjini - The other episodes might delve into more of the side stories but the first episode covers the entire first book. I'm on the fence if I want to continue reading or watching.


Blakely | 199 comments Started a little early, finished up a previous Kindle book sooner than expected, and didn't expect this one to be going so quickly! So suspenseful! I have a feeling this series is going to be my newest guilty pleasure :)


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