Prettylittle liars wantedvolume 8 was written by Sara Shepard. It is a fascinating book with alot of twists, which keeps the reader glued to it as he/she tries tofind out what happens next. The book has two characters who can beregarded to be key players. These are Alison and Courtney who aretwin sisters, and they switch places and roles in the story as theysteal each other’s identity, but this is not obvious to the readeror other characters in the story. Therefore,the author exploited features of curiosity and suspense, which makethe reader attached to the story to find out more.
Courtney’scharacter is developed as a girl with mental issues who tries tosteal the spotlight and her sister’s place Alison. Courtneyswitches her place with Alison and befriends Hanna, Aria, Spencer,and Emily. This shows that Courtney is smart despite having mentalissues as she also makes these girls likable in school. The greatesttwist in the story comes when Courtney is killed, the girl whomeveryone had mistaken for Alison(Shepard, 2010).
Itis after Courtney’s death that real Alison comes to the scene andher character in the story is developed. She tries to tell Hanna,Aria, Spencer and Emily that she was the real Alison who was presumeddead, and that Courtney died in her place as she had impersonatedher. Oblivious of Alison’s plans, the girls believe her they neverknew that their real friend was Courtney (Shepard,2010).
Theauthor builds Alison’s character as vengeful and very connivingindividual. Alison is the one responsible for Courtney’s death asshe blames her for ruining her life and seeks to kill Hanna, Aria,Spencer, and Emily, yet this is not certain until the story nears theconclusion after the girls had thought that they had a happy ending..This character is well orchestrated by how she attempts to destroythe social lives of Courtney’s friends above killing her (Shepard,2010).
Whatmakes this story stand out is the fact that the events areunpredictable and it is not easy to guess who kills Courtney.Moreover, it is not obvious between Alison and Courtney who is who.Thus, the author makes a reader to be glued to the story to find outthese mysteries.
Shepard, S.(2010). PrettyLittle Liars #8: Wanted – Sara Shepard – Hardcover.Retrieved fromhttps://www.harpercollins.com/9780061566172/pretty-little-liars-