22 April 2013
Pretty Little Liars
The book I have chosen to do a review on will be on the New York Times best-seller novel written by Sara Shepard Pretty Little Liars. Pretty Little Liars is a drama/mystery book that was released in 2006 and has since then had rave reviews and been produced into a television series that is ongoing. The theme of the book is all about your secrets and how they can come back to haunt you and how they play an important role in your life. I choose to do this book because after watching the spin-off into a television series I was intrigued and curious on how it would differ from the television show. My first impression was “Wow! This is way better than the TV show” because of the little details added and the mesmerizing words I was baffled and fascinated on how the book would end.
In the book Pretty Little Liars there are four main protagonists which are Aria Montgomery, Hanna Marin, Emily Fields, and Spencer Hastings and an antagonist “A”. This book all revolves around their struggles, love life, and primarily the secrets they have. To begin, I will talk about Aria Montgomery a bohemian hipster that likes vintage clothing and has an artsy personality. Montgomery is a resilient teenage girl because she has gone through the affair of her father and her family issues at home. The author states, “Before he could answer, Aria shot out of the car, blood rushing in her eyes. How was she supposed to be Icelandic Aria, who left the past behind, if one of her worst memories of Rosewood kept bubbling to the surface.” (Shepard, 100) Indeed, this quote reflects Aria’s hardship but also fitting in did not come easy for her. For example, Aria was constantly looked at as an unordinary person for her pink highlights and stuffed pig named Pigtunia when she was on adolescent. The author states, “Not only was she talking to a cute, smart guy about Europe but, this might be the only guy in Rosewood who didn’t know her as Aria – the weird...