In the exclusive town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, where the sweetest smiles hide the darkest secrets, four pretty little liars--Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna--have been very bad girls. . . .
Spencer stole her sister's boyfriend. Aria is brokenhearted over her English teacher. Emily likes her new friend Maya . . . as much more than a friend. And Hanna's obsession with looking flawless is literally making her sick. But the most horrible secret of all is something so scandalous it could destroy their perfect little lives.
And someone named "A" is threatening to do just that.
At first they thought A was Alison, their friend who vanished three years ago . . . but then Alison turned up dead. So could A be Melissa, Spencer's ultracompetitive sister? Or Maya, who wants Emily all to herself? What about Toby, the mysterious guy who left town right after Alison went missing?
One thing's for certain: A's got the dirt to bury them all alive, and with every crumpled note, wicked IM, and vindictive text message A sends, the girls get a little closer to losing it all.
Well, I will be totally honest. If you have not read the books and have only seen the TV series, this book may be a total disappointment to you. I can tell you that I didn't read the books first and when I read the books now, I'm all "this didn't happen like this" or "wait, what's going on?", but if you want to read the books after you watched the series, just keep an open mind.
I'm not a huge fan of how Shepard wrote the girls in as smokers. As a previous smoker myself, it's really not all that appealing or attractive. Also, the girls aren't all best friends in the books and don't really talk unless they are inquiring if the other received and message from "A". I may have an open mind to most of the book, but I would really like to see the girls in the book interact with each other more. I hope the other books have the girls opening up to each other more and come together to find out what's going on.
All in all, this was a pretty decent book. It kept me reading from start to end. If you love Pretty Little Liars, I suggest you pick up a copy of this book if you haven't already done so and start reading.