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Novel: Pretty Little Liars
Author: Sara Shepard

The main character in the novel Pretty Little Liars is Alison DiLaurentis. Two Character traits of Alison DiLaurentis, who was manipulative, charismatic and snobby. Alison was also very outgoing and friendly and uses these traits to make herself reach the top of the social ladder. Alison would upset her friends but rein them back by making them feel special to her. She liked to find out people’s darkest secrets, but would never give away any she had. She believed that secrets kept friends close. Alison was the former leader of the most popular group at Rosewood High School.

The Theme of the novel, Pretty Little Liars, is “Secrets are bad because one day they're gonna come back and bite you in the butt” This book follows the lives of four teenage girls, Aria Montgomery, Emily Fields, Hanna Marin, and Spencer Hastings whose clique falls apart after their leader Alison DiLaurentis disappears, until her body is found, then they join together again at her funeral. Immediately the four girls start getting text messages from an anonymous source, “A” who threatens to expose their secrets, including long-hidden ones they thought only their close friend Alison knew. As the series continues they discover more secrets that harm not only them, but the ones around them. They also find out clues that may lead them to find the identity of “A” and Alison’s death. Therefore the theme of Pretty Little Liars is never trust a pretty girl with a secret.

The nature of conflict in the novel is man versus man as well as man versus self. Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily all have struggles with “A” which you assume is Alison. They are fighting against her to keep their friendship and personal secrets hidden. They are also fighting with themselves. They are reminded about all the mistakes, trials, and secretes that they have tried to hide in their past. This is an emotional trial and hard for them as they try to figure out what to...
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