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{Wanted: Sara Shepard}Wanted by Sara Shepard
Series: Pretty Little Liars
Published by HarperTeen on June 08, 2010
Genres: Mystery, Realistic Fiction, TV Adaptation, Young Adult
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover
Source: Store Bought
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5 Stars



{Synopsis} – In Rosewood, majestic estates sprawl for acres, and Tiffany toggle bracelets dangle from every girl's wrist. But not all that glitters is gold, and the town harbors secrets darker than anyone could imagine—like the truth about what really happened the night Alison DiLaurentis went missing. . . .

Back in middle school, Ali plucked Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer from obscurity and turned them into the beautiful, popular girls everyone wanted to be. Ali was the best friend they ever had. But she also made them do terrible things and taunted them with their worst secrets. Now, three years later, all their questions about Ali have finally been answered and they can put this awful chapter of their lives behind them. Or so they think.

Not every story has a happy ending, especially when four pretty little liars have done so many wicked things. In the dramatic conclusion of Sara Shepard's bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer could get everything they've ever wanted—unless A has one more horrifying twist in store.

{My thoughts} – I have to admit at this point this is one of the most insane series of books I have ever read. The quote that the series is more or less based off of that goes “Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead…” makes a whole lot more sense to me now that I read this book. I must admit that this book was twist after twist, well so far that has been the entire series, which keep you wanted to read more which is a good thing for the most part. I am shocked at how much information is shared throughout each of these books which is just enough to help the reader guess what is taking place but not enough to know for sure until the answers are revealed in the books – which keeps you wanting to read until you reach the point where you get your answer, but as soon as the answer is revealed another twist is in the making.

The girls are finally introduced to Ali’s twin Courtney – which is a huge surprise to the girls. They come to find out that Courtney was the one that was staying at the Radley and not Jason her older brother. That Courtney had been ill and she even stayed at the same clinic that Hanna’s father had sent her to for a brief stay. Courtney eventually lies and gets the girls to believe that she is the real Alison – their Ali – and that Courtney had pretended to be her the night of the murder. Alison eventually goes with the girls to a dance and then lure’s them each to go with her by tricks saying things that make them feel good and believe they are all friends. They go to the house in the Poconos where she tries to reanimate the night when Ali had died. She says that it has to be the same and all that crap – the girls agree and they go upstairs with her and they do the thing where she tries to hypnotize them.

Anyways when she starts to count she then seems further and further away – and then they realize that she is no longer in the room with them. She slips a note under the door and is gone. She goes downstairs and sets fire to the house. The girls realize this after they find and read the note that tells them she was the real Ali and their Ali was Courtney and she killed her for taking her life from her but then was force to suffer and be treated in hospitals like Courtney was. Anyways – the girls discover they aren’t alone and they go to the closet to discover Melissa is stuffed in there with Ian’s dead body and that she is completely freaking out – they get her out and then they talk a bit and remember a hidden passage in that room and they all get out of the house before it explodes. They don’t know for sure if Ali got out or not – but they got out and then the police show up!