See? Uber-fabulousness! So, grab a copy of THE PERFECTIONISTS and get to reading so you can join in on the fun! We'll be on Twitter chatting with Sara Shepard on November 6 on the #PerfectRead hashtag (time to be determined) so, seriously. Pick this book up and join the read-along!
by Sara Shepard
Release date: October 7, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Pretty Little Liars comes a thrilling new novel about five perfect girls who are framed for a murder they didn’t commit.
In Beacon Heights, Washington, five girls—Ava, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Julie, and Parker—know that you don’t have to be good to be perfect. At first the girls think they have nothing in common, until they realize that they all hate Nolan Hotchkiss, who’s done terrible things to each of them. They come up with the perfect way to kill him—a hypothetical murder, of course. It’s just a joke...until Nolan turns up dead, in exactly the way they planned. Only, they didn’t do it. And unless they find the real killer, their perfect lives will come crashing down around them.
From Sara Shepard, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, comes another story of dark secrets, shocking twists, and what happens when five beautiful girls will do anything to hide the ugly truth.
**Spoiler Alert** Since this is a read-along, I kinda assume you're, well, reading along. In case you're not, be warned. I'm talking spoilers this time around.
Oh, snap! Those three crazy people I suspected of being involved in Nolan's murder are acting more and more crazy. Elliot is as creepy as ever, Granger is leaving threatening notes and Claire has shown her true colors. This whole town is full of people that are unstable enough to murder someone. Which leads me to my biggest takeaway this week.
Anytime I read a mystery, I start suspecting everyone at some point. I'll go back and reread parts of the book to try to read more into a certain character's behavior and over analyze conversations they've had with other characters. That happened for me while reading this section. For instance, what's up with Carson? Surely he must be in this book for a reason--is it as simple as being Julie's dream date? Hmm. What about Josh? The "perfect" boyfriend has an unreasonable response to his first fight with his girlfriend (who responds to said fight by kissing his brother. Can't wait to see THAT come to light.) And speaking of perfect boyfriends, what about Alex? He hasn't had much page time but he seems too perfect to me. See? Over analysis is in full check.
I learned this week that there is going to be two books in this story, which makes sense because there aren't very many words left and still a LOT to wrap up. Guys. I'm not sure I can wait until the weekend to finish this book. That last chapter makes me want to keep going, right after I curse Claire for being the snake she is.
Next week we'll be wrapping up with Chapters 28 - 37. Believe me when I tell you this--you could pick up this book the night before we talk about these last chapters and still be caught up with us. You'll devour this book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
She got her MFA at Brooklyn College and now lives outside Philadelphia, PA with her husband and dogs. Her first adult novel is called The Visibles/ All The Things We Didn’t Say.
Sara’s bestselling young adult series, Pretty Little Liars, is loosely based on her experiences growing up on Philadelphia’s Main Line…although luckily she never had any serious stalkers. The series has also inspired the ABC Family television series of the same name.
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