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Ali's Pretty Little Lies

Shepard, Sara (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Ali's Pretty Little Lies

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The lie that started it all. Before there was A, there was Alison DiLaurentis. Boys wanted to date her, girls wanted to be her, and somebody wanted her dead. . . . It's the end of seventh grade, and Alison DiLaurentis and her friends are the girls of Rosewood Day. Ali runs her clique with an iron fist, and she's got enough dirt on Hanna, Emily, Aria, and Spencer to keep them in line. But Ali's hiding a dark secret of her own, something so huge it would destroy everything if it ever got out. She's desperate to keep the perfect life she's worked so hard to build, but in Rosewood deadly secrets have deadly consequences. . . . Set in the weeks leading up to Ali's murder, this special Pretty Little Liars tale is told by the prettiest little liar of all: Ali herself. For the first time ever, we see how the mystery began . . . and how Alison DiLaurentis's life ended.
Authors: Shepard, Sara, 1977-
Title: Ali's pretty little lies
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 292 p. ;,22 cm.
ISBN: 9780062233370
Statement of Responsibility: Sara Shepard
Subject Headings: Preteens Fiction. Truthfulness and falsehood Fiction. Popularity Fiction. Secrets Fiction. Preteens Juvenile fiction. Truthfulness and falsehood Juvenile fiction. Popularity Juvenile fiction. Secrecy Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Preteens
Truthfulness and falsehood
Truthfulness and falsehood
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Aug 01, 2014
  • eldynarzu rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

this allowed me to understand what was actually going on

Mar 11, 2014
  • comeaum21 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Awesome book!!! really good Who was there with ali? Sara Shepard knows how to make you keep reading

but who was the person who helped aliā€¦..

Jan 12, 2014
  • tink05 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

We finally find out what happened to Ali!

AMAZING incredibly violent tho

Nov 27, 2013
  • callmeprincess rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

We all know the storyline pretty well by now. The pretty little liars do something bad, and then "A" founds out about it and threatens the liars with it. What's new? Perhaps the most fascinating lie could be the one we already knew, the lie that started it all. "Ali's Pretty Little Lies", a prequel to the "Pretty Little Liars" series. Before "A", there was Alison DiLaurentis, the girl who the readers only know through memories and flashbacks of the liars. This is a story like no others, for this goes back to the night where she was murdered, her last thought and her perspective on the whole event. It was only after finishing reading this book, that I realized why she is the "It" girl that the liars had all admired and dreamt to be with. She's Ali, and she's truly fabulous. It was a wonderful idea to give "Alison" a voice, to know her side of the story since she is the whole center point of the story, the reason why it all got started in the first place. I have been a hard-core fan of the "Pretty Little Liars" series for a long time, and was it a breath of fresh air when finally it wasn't Emily, Spencer, Aria, or Hannah whose side we're hearing from! "Alison" to me has always been such a vibrant, mysterious character. She was described as the queen bee of Rosewood, the girl who was not afraid to do whatever it was to get what she wanted, the girl who I believed had a vulnerable side to her. She was cruel, and often used her friends' secrets to blackmail them into doing things they didn't want to do. Still, I had a feeling that maybe there's more to her than skin-deep, that maybe she truly liked the liars and had reasons for the thing she did. Finally, on January 2, 2013, the answer to my prayers came! This book was the best one Sara Shepard had ever composed, there were so many reasons for the answered questions in the series, so many details and background added to important flashbacks. Plus with "Alison" 's sassy and fierce voice as the main narrator, it was the cherry on top. It begin by telling the readers that once upon Alison and Courtney were best friends, until Alison started to get extremely jealous of her twin sister. She would torture Courtney and put the blame on her. As a result, their parent thought Courtney was mentally ill, so they sent her off and Alison was happy. Courtney, "Ali", was never really the crazy one, it was Alison all along. One day during her visit back home, Courtney finally saw her chance at a normal life. She pretended to be Alison by talking to her sister's classmates and her parents also mistaken the real Alison for her. She had became "Alison". But from their things begin spiraling out of control all leading up to her tragic end. Her pretty little lies that led to her death. By the end, I didn't want her to die. Because I know how bad she had it and she just wanted a normal life. She wanted to be out of the hospital and be herself, not Alison, not crazy Courtney, but the real her. I felt powerless and hopelessness for her because I knew what her fate was. If only the liars could read this book, they'd be so happy to know that "Ali" did love them. No matter what she said, they were her precious friends.

when do you read this book, after the series?!?

Mar 13, 2013
  • LeahDLogan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

amazing, Courtney was actually the neice one


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Aug 01, 2014
  • eldynarzu rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

eldynarzu thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 19

Oct 13, 2013
  • lourdesb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

lourdesb thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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Aug 01, 2014
  • eldynarzu rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: the girl make fire

Aug 01, 2014
  • eldynarzu rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: they curse alot


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