The ABC Family Channel made a show out of this series, and usually when a TV show or movie is based on a book, I'm interested and read the book.
This book actually wasn't that bad. Someone needs to write a series where the characters aren't spoiled, rich, private school kids. This is kind of like Gossip Girl, but with a murder mystery. There are 5 BFF's, and then one night one of them goes missing. Alison. Apparently she's the one who held the group together, because after she disappears the other four stop talking to each other. 3 or so years pass after her disappearance, and out of no where the four girls start getting texts and emails from someone named A who seems to know all their secrets. Could it be Alison? Maybe she isn't dead. It freaks the girls out and towards the end of the book it sounds like they start talking to each other again. It leaves off with them receiving another spooky text from someone they know is dead.
I didn't like the fact that their parents let the girls drink and look the other way when they do something bad. It was a quick read and good enough that I want to read the next book in the series. I did watch a few mins of the TV show, and thought it was horrible. I can already tell that the book is going to be better than the show.