With Pretty Little Liars, I was wavering between 3 and 4 stars.
Yes, the girls' behavior in the book is deplorable and nothing you would want your daughters doing. However, some of it is true to what some
(not all) teens do. Some kids drink. Some kids do drugs. A lot of kids have sex.
If I were to judge Liars on the actions of Hanna, Emily, Aria and Spencer, the novel would rate poorly. But I'm rating the plot and the writing, which I have to say is good. Full of suspense and snark. My kind of book.
I'm not sure yet if I'll read any of the other books, though. Maybe.