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#106429 in Books Shepard Sara 2016-04-26 2016-04-26Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 8.00 x .83 x 5.31l, .0 #File Name: 0062074539368 pagesThe Good Girls | File size: 24.Mb Sara Shepard : The Good Girls (Perfectionists) before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Good Girls (Perfectionists): 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. It's the plot twist that will knock you down on this one!By James J. Cudney IV (Jay)4 stars to Sara Shepard's The Good Girls, the potentially conclusive second novel in her Perfectionist's series. After reading the debut of the series last month, I was quickly intrigued and needed to read the second novel to learn what happens to the 5 girls who seemed to be hiding something. I picked it up yesterday morning and finished it
within a few hours as my Sunday read. It's a fascinating ending and floats a potential opening for a third installment down the line, but it is also good should it just end here at book 2.StoryBook 1 leaves the 5 girls recognizing that the teacher they thought was the killer (who actually enacted the murder plot the girls has dreamed up as a joke) was then murdered himself. Yikes, the teacher can't be the murdered, so now what? Book 2 picks up with the girls each being interviewed by the police to try and piece together what's going on. The girls hold strong and don't reveal all they know hoping to figure out who is doing the killing and making it look like it's actually the girls behind it all. The substories grow more intense and one by one each of the proposed murder victims from the original plot start to show up dead. A huge twist comes into play about 2/3 of the way through this book leaving the reader utterly confused and shocked but in the last 100 pages, it unravels and you realize all that you missed along the way.StrengthsIt's a wellorchestrated plot with so many stories having to collide and so many potential suspects having to be present and concerning. It takes a strong writer to pull off this type of complexity; however, Shepard takes it a whole leap forward with the twist reveal 2/3 of the way through that I kept stopping to think back to the first book and the beginning part of book 2. I swore there were mistakes and it didn't jive, but it actually does... you get so drawn into the story that you may miss the hidden clues along the way.WeaknessesDue to the style and the actual plot/killer, a few things had to be left out along the way. Some readers may be annoyed because they think they know someone but they really do not know them. It's also a bit of a jump to go from what we know to what we actually find out and see it as fully believable. (Trying not to reveal any spoilers here!) In the end, with a bit of disbelief and blinking one eye a lot, I see how it happened. But it went pretty far before someone figure out what was actually going on... I think that's where it gets a bit off track.Final ThoughtsShepard is highly imaginative and really knows how to create different characters and plot lines. For that alone, one should read this book. But given this is her 25+ book, it will eventually start to feel all too similar. I watched Pretty Little Liars so I don't feel the need to go back and read all ~15 books in that collection, but I will probably give another one of her series a chance next year.2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. I love the twist... great read.By DP93Sara Shepard will always be one of my favorite authors. I've been reading her books since 2006/2007 when PLL first came out. Now that that serious is over I decided to try the Perfectionists. Absolutely LOVED the first one and couldn't wait to read The Good Girls! I received the book on Friday and read it in about 8 hours. Wow it was great. Kept my mind going a million miles a minute! The twist was kinda sad... and left me thinking a LOT even after I was done. I wish there could have been at least 4 books or so in this small series but I still loved both books.Can't wait to see what she comes up with next.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. I never saw that plot twist comingBy Stephanie GilbertBy far I think this is some of SS's best work. I immediately fell in love with each character and their back stories. But then the plot twist was heart shattering and unexpected. I never saw it coming but it didn't disappoint at all. SS and her storylines are getting better and better with each new book she writes. From Sara Shepard, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, comes the shocking sequel to The Perfectionistswith an ending youll have to read to believe!Mackenzie, Ava, Caitlin, Julie, and Parker have done some not-so-perfect things. But even though they all talked about killing rich bully Nolan Hotchkiss, they didnt actually go through with it. Its just a coincidence that Nolan died in exactly the way they planned . . . right? Except Nolan wasnt the only one they fantasized about killing. When someone else they named dies, the girls wonder if theyre being framed. Or are they about to become the killers next targets? A delectably devious conclusion. (Kirkus s)The terrible and frightening things the mind can do under stress and shock play out beautifully. (Booklist)A fastmoving plot that uses suspense to propel the mystery of finding the killer[with] a plot twist that catches readers completely off guard. (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))Praise for THE PERFECTIONISTS: Suspenseful and juicy. (Kirkus s)Praise for THE PERFECTIONISTS: Thoroughly unputdownable. Fans of the authors Pretty Little Liars series and the Lying Game series wont be disappointed. (Booklist)Praise for PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: An intriguing tale full of provocative exploits and adventureIt will not disappoint the fans. (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))Shepard writes a suspenseful pageturner that will have teens thirsting for more. (School Library Journal)Expect this teenage soap opera to fly off the shelves. (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))Praise for THE LYING GAME: The Lying Game is a stayuppastyourbedtime type of thrillerfull of amazingly believable plot twists and turns. (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))A fun and fastmoving mystery[readers] will race through the pages as Emma pieces together clues. (Publishers Weekly)A thrilling mystery with just the right doses of romance and danger. (School Library Journal)From the Back CoverIn Beacon Heights, Washington, five perfect girls have done some not-so-perfect things. . . .High school seniors Mackenzie, Ava, Julie, Parker, and Caitlin have been accused of murdera murder they didnt commit. Sure, they talked about killing rich bully Nolan Hotchkiss, but its just a coincidence that Nolan died in exactly the way they planned . . . right?Except Nolan wasnt the only enemy they mentioned that day. Eachgirl named someone else, someone she wished would just . . . disappear. They never meant for anyone to get hurt, but when someone else on their list dies, the girls wonder: Are they being framed? Or are they about to become the killers next targets?About the AuthorSara Shepard is the author of
two New York Times bestselling series, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game, as well as the series The Perfectionists. She graduated from New York University and has an MFA from Brooklyn College.