Perfect (Pretty Little Liars #3) by Sara Shepard
Format: Paperback 336 pages
Publication Date: September 1 2007
Date Read: August 19 2010
Book Source: Borrowed Library book
Description from Goodreads:
In a town where gossip thrives like the ivy that clings to its mansions, where mysteries lie behind manicured hedges and skeletons hide in every walk-in closet, four perfect-looking girls aren’t nearly as perfect as they seem.
Three years ago, Spencer, Aria, Emily, Hanna, and their best friend Alison were the girls at Rosewood Day School. They clicked through the halls in their Miu Miu flats, tanned in their matching Pucci bikinis, and laughed behind their freshly manicured fingernails. They were the girls everyone loved but secretly hated—especially Alison.
So when Alison mysteriously vanished one night, Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna’s grief was tinged with . . . relief. And when Alison’s body was later discovered in her own backyard, the girls were forced to unearth some ugly memories of their old friend, too. Could there be more to Alison’s death than anyone realizes?
Now someone named A, someone who seems to know everything, is pointing the finger at one of them for Ali’s murder. As their secrets get darker and their scandals turn deadly, A is poised to ruin their perfect little lives forever.
My Thoughts (includes spoilers from the first 3 books):
I’m still loving this series! I started reading it when the series on ABC Family began and the books are just as fun as the show. Sara Shepard does a great job writing these characters and keeping you interested, while holding back on answering the big questions. A suspicious glow is cast on most everyone in Rosewood, and the pieces fall into place little by little.
Things are heating up in Rosewood, Pennsylvania in the third book of the Pretty Little Liars series in the most suspenseful installment yet. Aria’s boy drama and the secret about her father’s affair come to a head, Spencer starts to piece things together in therapy, Hanna has a major breakthrough in the case, and Emily’s relationship with Maya heats up.
More secrets are revealed through a home video that resurfaces featuring the girls and Ali. All of the girls are searching for the answers and getting closer to the truth.
This installment was action packed! “A” is still blackmailing the girls and taking it up a notch by revealing her secrets to others.. How does she manage to be in so many places at once? “A” is everywhere.
Perfect is the most exciting yet. I’ve given up waiting for the answers and now I’m just along for the ride. Perfect ends in a shocking cliffhanger that will leave you begging for the next book in the series: Unbelievable.