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Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars #1)

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ISBN13: 9780060887322
ISBN10: 006088732x
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The first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit ABC Family TV show Pretty Little Liars.

In ultra-trendy Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four beautiful girls are hiding very ugly secrets. High school juniors Spencer, Hanna, Aria and Emily have grown apart since their best friend Alison DiLaurentis went missing three years ago. But now someone is sending them anonymous notes, threatening to reveal their darkest secrets. There's only one person who knows that much about them, but Ali's gone, isn't she?

Full of unexpected twists and shocking revelations, this series opener that inspired the hit TV show is the perfect beginning for fans.

Review:

"Clique lit with a mystery twist — sure to make readers reach for the next installment." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Everyone has something to hide, especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna.

Spencer covets her sister's boyfriend. Aria's fantasizing about her English teacher. Emily's crushing on the new girl at school. Hanna uses some ugly tricks to stay beautiful.

But they've all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Alison vanished.

How do I know? Because I know everything about the bad girls they were, the naughty girls they are, and all the dirty secrets they've kept. And guess what? I'm telling.

About the Author

Sara Shepard's first story ever, which she both wrote and illustrated, was about friendly yellow creatures that lived in a backyard garden. It won second prize at the State College, Pennsylvania, library, and was bound and placed on the shelf. (The binding was yellow. The book was called Quizzles. Maybe it's still there!) Sara Shepard's second story was about a five-legged camel named Lloyd and his band of friends journeying through the human circulatory system.

When Shepard was young, the things she wanted to be when she grew up were a soap opera star, a designer for LEGO, a Claymation artist, a geneticist, a fashion magazine editor, and, most of all, a writer. She grew up in Pennsylvania, on Philadelphia's Main Line, and went to college at New York University in 1995, the height of the club kid era. While in college, she bought many pairs of purple vinyl pants, loud leather jackets, brightly colored club kid sneakers, and even a Day-Glo pacifier. After recovering from that unfortunate but short-lived phase, she had a series of jobs— interning at Elle magazine, filing important documents at J.P. Morgan, and writing and editing at Time Inc. At each of these jobs, she kept a separate folder on her computer of stories she wrote when she had free time. Eventually, she got an MFA at Brooklyn College, started receiving evil text messages from someone only known as A, nearly got run over by her best friend's SUV, and kept thinking she saw dead people everywhere.

Actually, that last part didn't happen. But Shepard did have all these ideas when preparing for her young adult series, Pretty Little Liars. It's now five books strong—the sixth in the series, Killer, is out in June 2009. She's also the author of an adult novel, The Visibles, which is out in May 2009, as well as the reluctant parent of three slobbery dogs. She and her sister, Alison, have also been creating many joint creative projects for years (Claymation movies, art installations, video game designs) based on a world they made up when they were 6 and 9 years old. They're pretty sure they're the only ones who find the world funny, though.

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sarahlp17, March 21, 2013 (view all comments by sarahlp17)
Book review
Book: Pretty Little Liars
Author: Sara Shepard
Genre:Mystery


I think this book is amazing. I read this book in only two days. Pretty Little Liars is full of mystery, secrets, and drama. Although the first book is introducing characters and telling how this story all began it is still just as interesting. these girls were best friends until one of them, Alison, disappears! As they slowly begin to drift apart going into highschool things start to get weird. They each start getting messages from ¨A¨ and then Alisonś body shows up dead three days later. A knows all their secrets that only Alison knew, but sheś dead.
Pretty little liars is great for teens who like puzzling book and teenage drama. Once you start reading you can stop, you want to know more and what happens next. It will keep you guessing till the end! This book is a series and itś a long journey to finding out who A is and all their big secrets. I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars and would definitely recommend it!
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sarahlp17, March 21, 2013 (view all comments by sarahlp17)
Book review
Book: Pretty Little Liars
Author: Sara Shepard
Genre:Mystery


I think this book is amazing. I read this book in only two days. Pretty Little Liars is full of mystery, secrets, and drama. Although the first book is introducing characters and telling how this story all began it is still just as interesting. these girls were best friends until one of them, Alison, disappears! As they slowly begin to drift apart going into highschool things start to get weird. They each start getting messages from ¨A¨ and then Alisonś body shows up dead three days later. A knows all their secrets that only Alison knew, but sheś dead.
Pretty little liars is great for teens who like puzzling book and teenage drama. Once you start reading you can stop, you want to know more and what happens next. It will keep you guessing till the end! This book is a series and itś a long journey to finding out who A is and all their big secrets. I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars and would definitely recommend it!
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hannahyork15, March 20, 2013 (view all comments by hannahyork15)
Such a good book can't wait to go get the second one! I get so sucked into the way she writes!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060887322
Author:
Shepard, Sara
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Author:
Peloquin, Lili
Author:
by Sara Shepard
Author:
by Sara Shepard
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Family - Marriage & Divorce
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Pretty Little Liars
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20070821
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 304 pages HarperTeen - English 9780060887322 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Clique lit with a mystery twist — sure to make readers reach for the next installment."
"Synopsis" by , Everyone has something to hide, especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna.

Spencer covets her sister's boyfriend. Aria's fantasizing about her English teacher. Emily's crushing on the new girl at school. Hanna uses some ugly tricks to stay beautiful.

But they've all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Alison vanished.

How do I know? Because I know everything about the bad girls they were, the naughty girls they are, and all the dirty secrets they've kept. And guess what? I'm telling.

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