#1 New York Times bestselling series
Perfect for fans of the #1 New York Times bestselling series and the hit ABC Family TV show, this Pretty Little Liars prequel novel reveals Ali's secrets from before she was murdered.
Rewind a few years to seventh grade: Alison DiLaurentis and her friends are the It girls of Rosewood Day. Boys want to date them. Girls want to be them. But even though they seem to have it all, these girls are hiding some major secrets—especially Ali. She knows better than anyone that if the truth gets out, it will ruin everything.
Set in the weeks before Ali's murder, Ali's Pretty Little Lies is the first Pretty Little Liars novel told entirely from Ali's point of view. After all, who better to tell her story than Ali herself, the prettiest little liar of all?
After the queen bee of their clique mysteriously disappears during a slumber party on the last day of seventh grade, the remaining four girls drift apart. Now, three years later, the Rosewood, Pa., former pals are practically strangers, but still plagued by the secrets that they shared with Alison and new scandals they are trying to keep under wraps. Then they each start receiving cryptic messages from someone named "A" who seems to know everything, and makes them wonder, "Was she back?" The four girls are fairly standard types: there is free-spirited Aria, overachiever Spencer, good-girl Emily, a star swimmer, and glamorous Hanna. Their scandals, too, echo the over-the-top fare typical of guilty pleasure books: Aria is having an affair with her new AP English teacher, for example, while Emily finds that kissing a girl "felt a zillion times different than kissing" her boyfriend. Readers will certainly find enough drama to keep the pages turning (one girl battles bulimia, another steals her sister's boyfriend and then there's what's buried in Alison's old backyard), and they will no doubt have fun piecing together who and what could be behind those bizarre messages. This is clique lit with a mystery twist: the author has spun a plethora of possibilities sure to make readers reach for the next installment in this planned four-book series and beyond. Ages 14-up.
Giving thanks to Sara Shepherd!💖
If you're reading this, thank you Sara for writing this amazing book. I loved how you made us, the readers, see how Ali thinks, lives, and lies. I truly was in a trance while reading this novel! It's an amazing read and I highly recommend it. - Hayden
I finished this book in one day! it's a real page turner! it was nice finally getting the truth, and FINALLY getting to know what goes on in "Ali's" mind. this really shows that Ali was not as strong as everyone thinks she was!😅😍😘💋
Poor Little Narcissest
In the beginning of the book, I wanted Ali to get away with it..I felt Ali's anxiety, and was nervous about what would happen to her, when the truth came out. Then the further I went into the book, the more of a narcissistic, igotistical jerk Ali became. Then I no longer cared about what would happen to her, when the truth came out. The ending was nicely disturbing.