My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book had some twists and turns, and I enjoyed every single last one of them. This time around, I thought I break it down by character….
Spencer: Spencer really hates it at home-her parents are acting like she’s a ghost and punishing her in simple ways-taking away her car and taking it back to the dealer, blaming her for the KILLER and LIAR graffiti on the old barn and windmill, and doting on her sister, Melissa. So listening to Andrew, she signed up on a website that links people up to their real parents, and she goes to New York to meet up with a woman named Olivia. Spencer felt close to her, hating her family for good and wanted to go to New York to live with her. So what does Stupid Spencer do? Stupid Spencer called a retailer to look at a “fake” apartment, then Olivia never existed when she got to NYC later, and what’s worse….Spencer’s college fund account was wiped out completely.
Hanna: Hanna is forced to hang out with her step-sister, Kate, and her two friends…until she battles her for Mike, Aria’s brother. Hanna and Mike goes on a couple dates, and she was the main one who didn’t get one text from A, while the rest of the girls did. She did get in the car with Wilden (if you watch the show, YOU KNOW WHO HE IS) and he scared her by driving fast like Speedy Gonzalez, and it reminded her of the accident she got into with her now dead friend Mona. At the end of the novel, Hanna agrees to go to prom with Mike, while finding out his lacrosse player friends were making a bet between the two sisters. Uh…EW, brah. Also, Hanna had a piece of her Time Capsule flag and tried to match her design like Ali did.
Emily: Emily is in a perfect relationship with her new boyfriend, Isaac, and they’re having sex (well, they had it twice), and surprise, surprise, Isaac’s mama don’t like her. She even warned her about not stepping back in the house anymore-with a side eye-at Applebee’s. Then they got into a mini-fight when Emily told Isaac what his mama said, including the photo of her head cut off. She did have an encounter with Jason DiLaurentis, Ali’s brother, but he just yelled at her about a little dent in his car. Okay then…at the Radley party (remember Radley? Yeah it turned into a hotel now), she found a visitor’s book, which had Jason’s name all over till the day he left for college. She was confused and wondered why he came to Radley…also…Maya was there…which was weird.
Aria: Aria. Aria, Aria, Aria. First you started talking and hanging out with Jason, then goes to his apartment when he yelled at you to get out, then you move with your dad and his pregnant girlfriend/mistress. And what’s worse…you see Jenna, and automatically, you think she’s A. How can a blind girl text those things to the girls? And you also have Ali’s Time Capsule flag all this time, scared to even give it back to her when they became friends. So when she was about to head back to Spencer’s barn, she saw someone setting it on fire and held them….and the girls gasped when they found out…that it was Ali.
DUN DUN DUN.