Book Review: Perfect by Sara Shepard

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Synopsis.

In Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four perfect-looking girls aren’t nearly as perfect as they seem.

Aria can’t resist her forbidden ex. Hanna is on the verge of losing her BFF. Emily is freaking out over a simple kiss. And Spencer can’t keep her hands off anything that belongs to her sister.

Lucky me. I know these pretty little liars better than they know themselves. But it’s hard keeping all of their secrets to myself. They better do as I say . . . or else!

My Thoughts!

Perfect is the 3rd of Sara Shepard’s series Pretty Little Liars.

I binge watched the tv show this year and of course me being me, I was thrilled to find out it was a book series too. I read the last 2 books earlier this year and just started Perfect this week.

The books all centre around Aria, Hanna, Spencer and Emily as they carry on with their lives after the death of their best friend Ali. They are being stalked by a mysterious person who goes by A and keeps sending them texts threatening to spill all of their secrets.
Aria is encentric and is also having an love affair with her teacher. Hanna is striving for popularity but also hiding an eating disorder. Spencer is high achieving but is also hiding that she kissed her sisters boyfriend. And Emily is a swimmer but also struggling with the fact that she’s gay.

Perfect centres around the girls as things start to fall apart. There friendship fell apart after Ali disappeared and all live their own lives now.
A continues to ruin their lives and send them cryptic messages about Ali’s killer.

Aria’s father has moved in with his ex student after cheating on his wife with her. Aria kept this secret and her Mom is blaming her for the whole thing. Aria moves in with her boyfriend Sean but after she decides her teacher is the one she wants to be with, the police are called and Ezra is carted away to jail.

Hanna’s having friend problems after she didnt turn up her friend anniversary. Her best friend Mona thinks it’s all because Hanna was caught up being interviewed by the police with her ex best friends. Mona gets jealous and shuts her out of her life. Hanna’s bulimia creeps back and she develops a friendship with ‘loser’ Lucas.

Spencer is in hell after she starts seeing a therapist and it brings up unwanted feelings over Ali’s death. Spencer now becomes obsessed with thinking she killed Ali. Also, she copied her sisters essay and when her teacher enters her into an award, Spencer’s parents become obsessed with her winning.

Emily’s feelings for her friend Maya grow into more than friendship. When a picture of them kissing is circulated at a swim meet, Emily’s parents threaten to send her away if she doesn’t engage in a gay rehab program.

Overall, this book was really well written and I enjoyed it. All the books I’ve read so far are really easy to read and I finished this really quickly.
One thing I prefer in the tv show is the bond that the girls have because in the books they are just living their own separate lives. I hope they get that bond in the book as the series goes on!

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