Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars Box Set: Three years ago, four best friends had a fifth frenemy named Allison who disappeared mysteriously. Now, all the friends are back in town, and start receiving strange messages from a mystery person called “A.” Drama and more mysteries ensue.
Pretty Little Liars Show: One year ago the above happened. There are even more mysteries in the movie version, probably to fill in each episode.
Similarities: Well, the two storylines are very similar, expect they are completely different. There are fewer characters and mysterious events in the book, and many more in the show. However, the main characters have all been there, expect for boyfriends.
Differences: Although the spirit of the two stories is the same, the actual events are almost entirely different. There are a lot more details and plot twists in the show than in the book. However, the book is much more willing to kill people off than the show. The show has killed no one, while after 4 books, the series has killed like 4 people. Also, in the books, the girls aren’t really friends again. In the show, they return to being besties as soon as they all get the first messages.
Winner: I don’t know. I think they are both about the same. The book is hardly a piece of classic literature, so you don’t miss a lot of depth when it is translated to a show. I suppose if you’re into the story for more mystery and romance, then you would probably like the show better. If you want issues resolved faster, then the book is for you. Overall, I give this book 2 and a half stars, because I liked it well enough, but it wasn’t exactly riveting.