This is the third novel in the Pretty Little Liars series. The mystery of who killed Allison is still swirling around although we’ve been given a few more insights into what’s going on. These girls manage to screw things up for themselves on a regular basis. This novel finds Aria kicked out of home with no place to go; Emily admitting to herself that she’s a lesbian and her family sending her off to live with repressed relatives on a farm in the middle of nowhere because they refuse to accept her as she is; Hannah is losing her perfect and popular status and maybe not minding so much; Spencer has cheated from her sister’s paper on an essay that has received the attention of one of the highest academic awards. It ends with Hannah thinking she knows who the killer is. Spencer, after shoving her sister down the stairs, remembers doing the same to Ali, and thinking that she must be the killer. They all go to meet at the schoolyard but as Hannah is running to meet the girls she is hit by a SUV. As the girls are trying to help her they look up and see Spencer standing by the woods looking crazy. So, we’re left thinking that Spencer is the likely killer until we read a bit further on what comes next and it tells us that nothing is as it seems. I don’t think the killer is Spencer but I’ll have to wait until Unbelievable comes out to find out for sure. I’ve come to like these characters and their different personalities and troubles and I’m curious to see where the story goes next.
It’s really interesting how a lot of Young Adult fiction is making it’s way into adult reading. As for this series, it’s kind of fluffy, but still a quick and easy read and has a lot of things going on that aren’t necessarily even young adult in my world like affairs with a teacher, etc. With that being said, I do need to know what happens in the lives of these girls so I’ll keep reading.