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DescriptionSpencer stole her sister's boyfriend. Aria is brokenhearted over her English teacher. Emily likes her new friend Maya . . . as much more than a friend. Hanna's obsession with looking flawless is making her sick. And their most horrible secret yet is so scandalous that the truth would ruin them forever.And why shouldn't I tell? They deserve to lose it all. With every crumpled note, wicked IM, and vindictive text message I send, I'll be taking these pretty little liars down. Trust me, I've got enough dirt to bury them alive.
- Published: 01 March 2008
- Format: Paperback 330 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780060887353 ISBN 10: 0060887354
- Sales rank: 16,519
Reviews for Flawless
Didn't enjoy it as much as I wanted to.
I like it. It's not bad neither good. However, I do love the font *_*. And if you didn't know, this is Hanna Marin on the over. What's cool, is that on the back cover you can see the real model for Hanna, it's done in all the books.
Where should I begin?
Let me get directly to the point after the summary.
Flawless picks up right where Pretty Little Liars left off. In this sequel, we get to know more about The Jenna Thing, Toby and each girl's secret.
Aria is no longer seeing Ezra, and somehow she gets caught up with Sean, Hanna's ex-boyfriend. And her family's situation is only getting worse.
Spencer's attitude has completely changed. She's now dating Wren, her sister's ex, and she thinks everything is still fine. Until, her deepest secret is going to be out. And then things crumple down.
Emily is really messed up. She can't make up her mind about her feelings. She becomes friends with Toby, and finds herself really liking him. Thinking by doing that she's proving to herself that she's not gay. Well, guess faith had other plans for her.
Finally, Hanna is dealing with her own demons. Not that this isn't enough, her father comes back to add fuel to the already strong flames. Everything seems to be working against her.
And guess who's ruining and manipulating them? Of course you'd guess, it's "A".
The girls meet and actually talk to each other, in the last chapters, in Foxy, a charity party, where they seem to not be able to find Emily and they think she's in serious danger.
the book ends with them finally acting like friends and thinking that they've got everything figured out and there's no more "A" until shim (a.k.a Him/She) sends a very threatening SMS to Emily. And that's the end.
What I Liked/Loved:
- The storyline. It was amazing.
- The suspense and twists were unexpected.
- The way the chapters were laid and how each chapter had a very interesting title. It's like I had to decipher the title and make possibilities of what might happen.
- The ending :).
What I disliked:
- Sometimes I would find the story fast paced and other times it'd be really slow.
- The characters were just not reliable. I know there are teenagers like them, but it was just too much.
Aria: She's a very charismatic character. Although sometimes she becomes really obsessed with fixing everything and becomes whiny. Despite all of this, she's strong, protective and very friendly. Sometimes I find her a bit naΓΖΖΖΓΖβΓβΓΒ―ve even.
Spencer: The perfect student and child has gone wild. Since kissing Wren, Spence became more careless about everything. She tricked her parents and Melissa (thought she tricked her...). But her biggest secret yet, is about to be revealed and crash everything around her.
Emily: She's in my opinion the most honest and the nicest character in this book (if not the series, but I can't tell from two books.). She struggles with her true self and with everything going on in her life. Between her swimming, her feelings for Maya that she keeps burying deep within her and her new friendship with Toby, she has no time to deal with her secrets coming out.
Hanna: She the funniest, the most active character by far. She shops, gossips, keeps secrets and tries to get Sean back. Until her father comes back and brings a bunch of "gifts" for her, one of which turns out to be as deadly as ever.
Toby: I seriously have no idea what to say about him. In the books, he is friendly, nice and keeps trying to make out for the bad decisions he made earlier in his life. Until he ends up, well, you'll know when you read the book.
Other characters worth mentioning are: Sean, Hanna's ex-boyfriend and Aria's current boyfriend. Jenna, Toby's stepsister who is blind thanks to Ali. Andrew, Spencer's date to Foxy. He's the first of the class and the class president. Wren, Melissa's boyfriend until Spencer made up with him and now he's her boyfriend. Melissa, Spencer's older perfect sister. Maya, the new girl living in Ali's house now. She's Emily's new friend and possible love interest. Ben, Emily's ex-boyfriend and fellow swim team member who keeps teasing her about being a lesbian and doesn't stop.
Emily gritted her teeth. "Yeah, but Toby is much, much nicer." She also wanted to add, And don't worry, he's white, but she didn't have the nerve. --- Chapter 18: SURROUND YOURSELF WITH NORMAL, AND MAYBE YOU'LL BE NORMAL TOO.
P.S. You hurt me, so I'm going to hurt you. Or maybe I should hurt a certain new boyfriend instead? You guys better watch out-I'll show up when you least expect it. - A --- Chapter 20: LAISSEZ-FAIRE MEANS "HANDS OFF," BTW
ONE NEW TEXT MESSAGE, her little Nokia said. Emily felt her heart speed up.
Poor, confused Emily. I bet you could use a big warm girl hug right now, huh? Don't get too comfortable. It's not over until I say it is. -A --- Chapter 37: STRING BRACELETS ARE SO OUT, ANYWAY.
To be honest, I wish I've read the books before watching the show. Throughout the book I've been either spoiled or bored because I kind of knew what was going to happen.
Also, I read it in a very stressful and confusing time, so I didn't enjoy it really and kept going back and reading each page because the next day I couldn't remember what I read the day before.
So yeah, this is why the book was ruined for me.
The point? This book is really good. And I'm sure if I read it, like in nine months, I will probably give it 4 or 5 stars.
One more advice: Don't read spoiling reviews or blurbs before you read the book, they might ruin the experience and the suspense element.
What's next? Perfect of course!! I want more of "A"!!! :D. by Randa
Flawless by Sara Shepard
Also reviewed on my blog, the Vintage Bookworm. (http://www.vintagebookworm.blogspot.com)
Oh. My. God! I can't believe I went through this book so fast! I mean, back in the old days when I really had nothing better to do (Ah, sometimes I miss those days where I could sit around and read all day and night! *sigh*) I would of finished this in about 2 hours or less, but now I can't do that. I have to split up times. But this went by surprisingly fast!
I love the TV show, and you know, the TV show does go by the books surprisingly well. I love reading through the book and reading the details of it--even though I saw it on TV--and going "Omg, I remember that!". But you know, like all book to movie/show adaptions there are some parts that are majorly different. Like something that happened in this book that certainly has not happened in the show and I really hope it doesn't or I'm going to cry! I'm not going to tell what, though!
The details are awesome and so is the writing. Sara Shepard is awesome. End of story! The book is in different points-of-view, if you've watched the TV show, you know which four girls it is. =P If not, then Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily. Most of the time I absolutely hate switching points-of-view, but in Pretty Little Liars I don't. I LOVE it!
I'll finish a chapter super fast and then can't wait to get back to a certain someone's chapter, depending on what happened in her chapter. If that makes sense at all!
It's hard to describe this series, I mean, it's light and fluffy but at the same time it's sooo mysterious! I'm always trying to figure out who A is. It drives me nuts! But I know once I do figure it out, I'm going to hate it and be really sad. Do any of y'all think that we know who A is, and maybe have it in the back of your brain somewhere, but just really can't spit it out? That's how I am. Especially with the last message A left for the next novel. Ahh!!
Overall, I'm really loving this series. Book AND TV show. If you are a huge fan of the TV show, fill in the times between episodes by reading the books! Holds back your lust a little bit. Just a little bit, ha-ha. by Amanda
- Top review
Reviewed by Taylor Rector for TeensReadToo.com
FLAWLESS, the second book in the PRETTY LITTLE LIARS series, creates some serious questions for readers. But like many books in a series, you should only read this second book if you've read the first, to get the full effect! You wouldn't want to ruin a good book!
In FLAWLESS, an unexpected person dies, and the girls continue to get more notes from someone named "A." The identity of "A" is still the big, looming question in this book! Some unanswered questions about Aria, Hanna, Emily, and Spencer are answered. Some of the things that we all wondered from the first PRETTY LITTLE LIARS book are also answered. But there are definitely still things that I wanted--and needed--to know!
After I read PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, I knew I had to read the sequel! But now, with FLAWLESS, there are still so many unanswered questions at the end that we'll have to read the entire series, including book three, to find the answers! by TeensReadToo