Perfect (Pretty Little Liars Series #3)

Perfect (Pretty Little Liars Series #3)

by Sara Shepard

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ISBN-13: 9780060887384
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/27/2008
Series: Pretty Little Liars Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 139,405
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sara Shepard is the author of two New York Times bestselling series, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game, as well as the series The Perfectionists. She graduated from New York University and has an MFA from Brooklyn College.

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Perfect 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1404 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
PERFECT starts out with a flashback to a time when Ali was still alive and part of the group. Ali receives a phone call but doesn't share with Spencer, Hanna, Aria, or Emily. But that's kind of how it's always been. Ali was always the leader. Playing the girls off each other and keeping secrets on each of them.

Now, Ali is supposedly dead and the girls have all gone their own way.

Spencer has been nominated for the Golden Orchid. It's only the most prestigious essay contest in the country. The only glitch...no one knows that it's an essay that Spencer stole off her sister's computer one night when she didn't complete an assignment.

Aria is still secretly crushing on Ezra, her teacher. When they first met, Aria didn't know Ezra was going to be a new teacher at Rosewood. There was an instant connection, but so far they've been good about not acting on those feelings.

Hanna has had a major falling out with her now best friend, Mona. This has caused Hanna to resort to overindulging with food again.

And Emily. Well, she doesn't want to be on the swim team anymore. And she does want to date her friend Maya, but knows how violently her family would react to that news.

All four girls are still getting cryptic messages from the unknown "A." Who can possibly know all of their secrets, the ones that only Ali knew? As the messages keep coming, each girl gets tangled up in a web of her own creation.

A cliffhanger involving the remaining girls leaves the reader ready for the next installment of the PRETTY LITTLE LIARS series, UNBELIEVABLE, due out in May 2008. I picked up the first book in the series on a whim the fall of 2007. I kept being drawn to the cover. I sat down and quickly devoured the first story. From there, I was hooked.

The twisted lives of these girls at Rosewood are enough to keep anyone coming back for more!
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book. It has a story that will keep you entertained for hours.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of course you would think Toby is me. Hahaha! So funny. Sadly, it drove him CRAZY and he just HAD to take those pills... I'm still out there! Spencer, Spencer. Be careful what you do. Let me know how Melissa is doing. Remember, stairs are hard! Especially when your pushed down them! Hahaha! Hanna? Can you here me? HANNA! oh I forgot. Your unconcious. Should've ran from the car! Oh yeah, MY CAR! Emily, I hope your happy. All I can say is Maya will miss you! Have fun eating cheerios for breakfast...EVERY MORNING! And Aria, You and Fitz. Well, I hope you get an A in that class...and after school too! Hahaha! I'm still out there! YOU WILL NEVER FIND ME! so watch out. Because not even locking doors stops me! -A
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfection. It's what all the girls in Rosewood are—or, at least, what they're SUPPOSED to be. All Aria wants it Ezra: and the feeling is definitely mutual; Hanna better watch her back if she wants to keep her super-popular best friend, even though, sometimes, she really CAN be quite b****y; Emily's pretty confident now about what gender she likes—but now the question is, Do her parents dislike her feelings?; And Spencer? Well, she's always had SUCH a competetive side to her when it came to her sibling—but she SURE is stealing a lot of property that belongs to MELISSA Hastings. And, to add to all of this drama, A's notes just keep coming....but Perfect will end with a dramatic, suspenseful event. Because one of these Pretty Little Liars knew just a little too much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best yet, and I thought the other ones could not get better! (: I am on to #4!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books! Truly amazing and keep me flipping the pages wanting to know what happens next! The characters are so different and the story is just so well written, and assosiated with modern day, though I may only bein 6 th grade this probaly isn't the book for younger kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is incredible! I love and hate how A always leaves a little freaky note with a ahint at the end! If you are going to read this series, pay attention a lot or reread it because after the Ackknowlagdements at the end, there's a little hint at the end of this book that gave ait away... if you have read the first two, think Mwah, Mwah! And you should have a good idea of it. So psyched for the next book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far I have read 3 out of the 14 Pretty Little Liars books. This series is great for kids just like me in junior high or high school. I myself like the book series much better than the television show series. I am defiantly going to keep on watching the show and reading the books. The books are different than the television show, for example Toby commits suicide in the second book, but he does not do that i the show. There have also been rumors going around that A in the book. So overall I recommend to anyone that likes a good murder mystery with a little drama.
Ranousha More than 1 year ago
The cover: This is by far my favorite cover :). I love the colors and the doll ^_^. What I loved: - The storyline is so different from the others and also, at the same time somewhat familiar (since I watched the episodes to the mid season finale…*_*). It had some intriguing details and storylines for each girl. - The twists, mystery and thriller! I kept looking and wondering and trying to solve each new puzzle, SMS and chapter’s title! - This book could be scary if you read it at night (or actually listened to it at night). - I don’t know if I just realized it or if it has been this way since book one. But I think the writing is much much better than before. - I loved both the main and secondary characters and how they had different personalities that added to the storyline. Each character in this book had something to do and it had a long lasting effect. - Aria, Spencer, Emily and Hanna are finally a tiny bit close. They try to talk to each other discuss everything “A” related. It a huge accomplishment, if you read the previous two books you know what I mean! - And then there was the ending!! I had no idea it was going to happen like that in the book and also it left me asking a billion questions!! What I disliked: Nothing really. The audiobook: The audiobook was amazing! The narrator did a great job of impersonating each characters, especially the girls, and the way she spoke in those scary moments, it made me feel like I’m being watched too!!! If you’re not sure whether you should read the books or you don’t have the time, I highly suggest you get the audiobook version. It’s amazing! Conclusion: Finally, I’m at peace, even for sometimes, in my brain that I could read and enjoy this book :). This book is that good! I’m really excited to continue reading ^_^. Now to continue with the series ;).
tHeBo0kWOrM More than 1 year ago
The Best Mystery Ever My fingers were yearning to this book wow. the author truley out did her self. This book was truley amazing. The way she wrote the book, the plot, the scandles, its a book thats one of a kind. The suspence the erge to know whats gonna happen next happens in the book. 5 best friends, and when one mysteriously is murdered, and all 4 friends gets mysterious texts from there suposed "dead best friend whos body was found" thrills, emotions and scandles arise.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are great books bot everyone is always like. This is who A is. Whoever you are just stop, you have to realize most people who read the reviews have not read the whole series like you have. So stop spoiling it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exceelent deffiantly read perfect you will absolutly love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was the best book ever. This is the first reading and i loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now i just started this book but i've read the others and i encourage other people and myself 2 read till te end and A by the way is the girl/boy u keast expect her/him 2 b!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the best one yet i cant wait to read the rest of the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you guys are going to swear jist dont write a review keep your feelings to yourself-- this book is EPIC i absolutly luv it i just finished #10 and cant wait for #11 ~~~K
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
A great series with some suspense but with a YA twist. To review this series, I am going to group the books in sets of 3. As I think, that reviewing each book may be a little excessive. Reading a series basically in a row - I have a fear that there will be reptition in the story as the author tries to remind the reader what happened in previous books. My thoughts in regards to this series, yes there is repeating of facts in each book, but not to an extreme. As I read them one after another, I was a little annoyed, but if I had read them with space in between it probably wouldn't have hurt to be reminded of some of the events that occured in previous books. These characters are funny and endearing - I grew to love them and hate them all at the same time. Each one was unique, but I could really see Ali as the glue that kept all these girls connected. As the books continued I loved trying my hand at figuring out not only who A was, but also who the killer was. At the close of book 3, I had some thoughts, but my guesses were less than educated! I would recommend this series to young and old alike - a great summer read. I have enjoyed going from one book to the next trying to find out the who dun its and their motives. I have unofficially decided to read one easy YA series or set of books each summer, so last year was Gossip Girl and this year it was Pretty Little Liars.
AshesMarie More than 1 year ago
I actually have not read the first two books in the series and started out with this one. I read this book in one day! Its one of the best books ever!! The characters are great and luckily, i could jump into this book and not be confused! So that means that even though i didn't read the first or second book, i wasn't really confused. This book is fantastic and everyone teen girl should read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sarah Shepherd is a very talented writer and definately knows how to make teenage girls so excited to read books. She has written a FABULOUS series and I can't wait to read the new one. I stayed up till four in the morning yesterday reading Flawless, they're that good. Four Words: Thank you Sarah Shepherd
vanzwieten31447 on LibraryThing 4 days ago
This book was amazing!!! The detail and suspense are so great that its just unbelievable! When I read this book i was waiting for my sister to finish her gymnastics and people were really bored and I brought this book, every now and then I would gasp from something that happened and everyone would look at me and think I was really weird, but I couldn't help myself! Make sure that you dont read the last few chapters at night alone! they really scared me!!
kariannalysis on LibraryThing 4 days ago
Oh the drama keeps continuing in Rosewood. Ali is dead, Aria¿s secret is out and the rest are all about to find out their secrets will be leaked soon. A is getting a little more deceitful but A is also getting a little sloppy. Hanna finally figures out who A is, but before she has a chance to tell her friends, tragedy strikes.Now, when the other secrets come out, major drama occurs. Hanna loses popularity, Emily is sent away and Spencer, well the first secret A knew about isn¿t out, but a new secret has her family irate, but ready to hide it as well. Oh, and Aria, lets just say another secret is about to pop out and with any luck, they¿ll keep it under wraps.Ahhh it¿s so hard to write these summaries without giving too much away! This book was definitely up to par with the first one, maybe a little better. There was drama around every turn and I¿m now halfway through the 4th book and still don¿t know who A is. I hope I find out soon because I only go the first four. I am going to have to check out the library to see if I can find the others.I am still a little frustrated with these books because although it would change the plot line, there would be so much less drama if they told each other when they heard from A until waiting until the next shoe drops.Much like the Private series, I have a hard time wrapping my brain around these girls being teenagers. I know I grew up in a different bracket of wealth than both of these series¿, and even though I¿ve seen reality shows about wealth and teens, it¿s hard for me to believe these lives are possible.I give Perfect 5 bookmarks.
trishalynn0708 on LibraryThing 4 days ago
This book has a lot of twists and turns and really leaves you guessing at the end. Emily's parents are mad and embarrassed that she is gay and wants Emily to go to Tree Tops, a place where they try to make people not to be gay. I really feel bad for Emily because she needs supposed during this difficult time in her life, and the only way her parents will let this pass is if Emily goes to stay with her Aunt and Uncle. So in the end of the book Emily is going there. Hanna isn't friends with Mona anymore and she finds out who "A" is but gets into trouble in the end of the book before she can tell anyone. Spencer finds out that when she was younger and something traumatic happened to her she forgot about it. And she thinks that she what she did when Ali died, and she thinks that she did it. She also steals her sisters paper and hands it in as her own and is nominated for the Golden Orchid award. So in this book Spencer's parents treat her better because of this big achievement. Until "A" let's everyone in Spencer's family know the truth. Then there is Aria, my favorite of the girls, who is having a relationship with her teacher Ezra. Only to have "A" come into the picture and gets Ezra arrested. Aria also sees Hanna's ex Sean and moves in with him and his family after her mom and her fight because Aria knew about her dad's affair and never told her mom.
BellaFoxx on LibraryThing 4 days ago
This is classic Y.A. fiction revolving around privileged teen-age girls. Petty rivalries and jealousies, pressure to excel (from parents), to fit in (from peers). Plus the added angst of having a secret that could destroy their lives and someone who knows the secret and threatens to tell. The four girls have no idea who knows and who they can trust, they don¿t even trust each other.¿A¿ now shows he/she is not only a master manipulator that knows all their secrets, he/she will go to extreme levels to keep the four girls under her control. He/she will even kill to keep her identity hidden.
krystal_osmond on LibraryThing 4 days ago
There's not much to say about this book that I haven't already said about the first 2. The suspense of Perfect is there and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Things in the novel started to become clearer and sometimes you'll get that "a-ha!" moment when you figure something out (or think you have). The characters are all the same, they haven't changed one bit, and I like that about this book. Along with the characters being true for all 3 novels, the action, suspense, drama and excitment is true too. I'm glad that I have number 4 to jump right into because with the ending of Perfect, you will want and need to have Unbelievable in your hands to start right away.I'm excited to be able to see what else A has planned and see what get's revealed in Pretty Little Liars #4 since I've heard that this is where the good (better), juicy stuff comes out!If you haven't already, you should definitely grab these books to read. You wont be disappointed, and they are quick, easy reads for in between some of the other books that are on you pile to read!
littleton_pace on LibraryThing 4 days ago
I quite enjoyed the third installment in the series. Sara Shepard maintains excellent suspense and has created this little world where everyone is a suspect, possibly even more than one person.My issues with book 2 were still issues coming into book 3; the parents of these four girls do not act like parents would. I don't believe Ella, Aria's mother, would kick her daughter out of her house and let her be homeless just because she kept a secret that she did for her father. Parents pitting children against each other is wrong; and parents generally understand that and don't resent their children. With the relationship that has been portrayed between Ella and Aria, Ella's cold shouldering just comes off as a mean big sister; not a mother. The excellent parts of the book are still in action this time around. Sara creates such unique characters, and you genuinely feel horror for poor Hanna when her dress rips off at a dance, and when Emily's old-fashioned parents try and send her away to 'cure' her lesbianism. The psychology of the stories is also going down a lovely, dark avenue with the girls experiencing nightmares about Ali and her murder, the guilt of keeping their secrets and wondering what she might know is really eating away at them all, and that comes right off the page for me. Again; I'm eager to keep reading. It's been awhile since a series has wanted me to keep reading. The Sookie Stackhouse books lost me at book three.