Flawless by Sara Shepard Book Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

About: The girls have promised each other to report in anytime A contacts them for any reason. They are still not close. Not only that, but they don’t trust each other. They are all unsure who to trust and who not to. Spencer begins seeing Wren in secret. Aria continues to keep her father’s affair a secret. Emily is falling for her neighbor. Hanna is trying to get her boyfriend back.


Plot: I feel like I got used to the pace of the television show. This one seemed to go really slow for me. Not slow enough to be boring or want to put the book down. So there’s that. I really enjoyed seeing everything unfold as it did. There were several events that didn’t make sense in the show that makes a lot more sense to me now. As an adult, I’m unnerved by the way the parents treat these girls.


Characters: I remain feeling very connected to Emily. She may not always make the smartest decisions, but she’s trying really hard. I did a lot of sympathy for Spencer. Yeah, what she did was wrong, but for her parents to not have anything to do with her at all and cut her off financially? Not cool. She’s a minor. I felt a bit of a disconnect with Aria and Hanna in this one. I’m sure that will change as I keep reading the series.


Narration: This book was narrated by Cassandra Norris. The first book was as well. I really enjoyed the narration. I didn’t really listen to the whole book though. I went back and forth between reading and listening to this book. It was relaxing.


Suggestions: Nothing I can think of.


Recommend: Yes.


Quotes:

If he’s giving you up, maybe he wasn’t worth it.

Don’t get too comfortable. It’s not over until I say it is. -A

Sometimes I feel kind of wrong here. I used to be normal, but now… I don’t know. I feel like I should be one way, but I’m not.” Toby stared at her. “I hear that.” He sighed. “There are all these perfect people here. And… it’s like, if you’re not one of the,. then you’re messed up. But I think, inside, the flawless-looking people are just as messed up as we are.

Ezra clapped his hands. “all right,” he said. “In addition to the books we’re reading as a class, I want to do an extra side project on unreliable narrators.” Devon Arliss raised her hand. “what does that mean?” Ezra strode around the room. “well, the narrator tells us the story in the book, right? But what if… the narrator isn’t telling us the truth? Maybe he’s telling us his skewed version of the story to get you on his side. Or to scare you. Or maybe he’s crazy!

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