Wicked is the fifth installement in the Pretty Little Liars YA series written by Sara Shepard. I’ve really enjoyed the series and this latest book was just as good to me as the first ones were. It’s almost like visting someone you know and feeling the comfort of that when you read another book in a series that you follow.
This one finds Spencer, Hannah, Aria and Emily still trying to hold onto their sanity trying to figure out who ‘A’ is. In the last novel we had, or so we thought, had found out who ‘A’ was but no, we were mistaken. In this installment, Spencer is struggling with who she is-is she a Hastings or not? Her parents are ignoring her and her life seems to be in a shambles. Hannah still has major issues with her appearance and maintaining ‘skininess’. She seems a really shallow character and yet there is so much more to her. Aria I’ve always liked. She’s different from the other girls in that she pretty much goes her own way and isn’t one to conform. This novel finds her struggling again with her attraction to older men and finding herself in a heap of trouble because of it. Finally there is Emily who again really has no idea about her sexuality. She seems even more confused than ever.
I think this series is really great for young adult women as it covers a lot of issues that they may face and remains fun while doing it. Throwing in a little mystery and suspense makes the stories even better. I was left once again not knowing who ‘A’ is and I’ll have to wait for the sixth book to find out-hopefully. The author will probably just fool me into thinking I know what I really don’t.
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This book also qualifies for a few of my challenges: The Library Challenge and Read 100+ Books