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Reader: Taylor Stupski, Mansfield University.
What I read: "Killer" by Sara Shepard, the sixth in the "Pretty Little Liars" 11-book series.
Genre: Fiction, young adult.
Synopsis: "Killer" by Sara Shepard all starts with the first book of the 11-book series called "Pretty Little Liars." These series of books are about four friends - Hannah, Aria, Emily and Spencer - who lost their best friend, Allison, when she was murdered when they were in middle school.
Stats: Paperback, 336 pages, published in 2009 by HarperTeen.
What I thought:
When I told you that he had to go, I didn't mean he had to die. Still, there's something really sketchy in this case ... and it's up to you to figure out what it is. So better get searching, or the next one "gone" is you. Au revoir!
Ever since they lost Allison they have been receiving messages from an anonymous, "A." "A" has been stalking the four girls in their hometown, Rosewood and the girls are investigating to figure out if this "A" murdered Allison.
They found out that "A" was Mona, one of Hannah's best friends, and Mona was killed in the previous book.
The girls found a dead body behind Spencer's house. They think its Ian - a suspect in Allison's death - but when the girl's go back to show the cops, Ian is nowhere to be found.
Now a new "A" has appeared in their life and the girl's found out that Ian was framed as being a suspect.
Personally I enjoyed "Killer" because I have read all the previous books before.
Each book gives more detail on "A" and what actually happened with Allison and the girls in middle school. In every book, questions that may have come up at the end of the previous book are answered in the next book of the "Pretty Little Liars" series.
This book answered many questions about Darren, if Spencer is adopted, on who Hannah goes on a date with instead of her evil step-sister, Emily being banished from her boyfriend's house (thought she was a lesbian?) and Ian being framed.
Even though this book is made for teenagers I think that the book should be read by teenagers age 14 and older. There is sex, swearing and inappropriate actions that are involved in the book that young girls should not read about. Obliviously this book is not based on a true story but the thought of it actually happening in reality may frighten young girls.
This book is even interesting for women above the age of 20 because the suspense in each book makes you want to keep reading and never put the book down. When this book end you will want to go back to the book store to get the next book in the series, "Heartless."