Author: Sara Shepard
Published: HarperTeen, 2007
Age Range: 13 & up
Cover Score: A
Overall Grade: B+
Four pretty little liars are still up to no good: Aria's family has kicked her out, Emily's questioning just what she really wants, Hanna's about to fall from her throne of popularity, and Spencer's a plagiarizing cheater who just can't quite remember exactly what happened the night Alison DiLaurentis went missing. These four girls better watch out, because this time, A isn't afraid to spill their secrets. And it may just turn out that one of them could be a pretty little killer...
My thoughts: After the thrill and excitement of the first two books in this series, Perfect fell a bit short. It started off reallyreally slow: there was some action (Aria getting kicked out, Hanna and Mona fighting, etc) in the beginning, but the plot only really picked up towards the last few chapters of the book.
Still, I was hooked throughout the entire story. Once again, Ms. Shepard's descriptions, realistic characters, and suspenseful storytelling had me constantly flipping pages. Ms. Shepard also has an amazing talent for tying up loose ends that were brought up in the first two books so that everything made sense.
The addition of the "Rosewood stalker" added some excitement, along with the thought that A's identity will be revealed in the next book, Unbelievable. The cliffhanger ending of Perfect had me wanting more--I've already got a copy of book #4 on hold at the library...it's an addiction, I swear! A must-read.