Pretty Little Liars season 5 premiere is June 10th and I am bubbling over with anticipation! Between all the Book Shimmys, the awesome ladies over at Epic Reads have complied the list of 20 Differences Between The Pretty Little Liars Series And TV Show. I haven’t read the books so it was nice to see how the books stacked up to the show.
**WARNING: Spoilers Ahead**
If you haven’t caught up on season 4 or if you are reading the books you might not want to read this!
Who’s that girl?
Of the main foursome – Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer – Aria’s appearance on the show is the closest match to her description in the books. In the novels, Spencer is a blonde, Hanna is a brunette, and Emily has reddish-blonde hair. But the writers and actors on the show have captured the spirit of the characters’ personalities perfectly.
When Ali died
In the books, Ali disappears from a sleepover at the end of seventh grade and three years pass before her body is discovered and A starts cyber-torturing the girls. On the show, Ali’s only been missing for a year as the girls start their junior year of high school.
On the show, it seems as though Ali could have been pregnant, which may or may not have been a factor in her disappearance. In the books, it’s Emily who winds up having a baby and then giving her up for adoption.
Sorry Ezra-fans! In the books, Aria’s relationship with Ezra is not nearly as long-lived as it was on the show because A exposes their clandestine relationship, forcing Ezra to leave town. On the plus side, Ezra’s past isn’t tangled up with Ali’s and he didn’t know who Aria was before coming to town.
Ali is Alive!
In both the books and on the show, Ali turns out to be alive. Although in the books the girls kind of wish she wasn’t, since she’s not the Ali they were friends with and the Real Ali is hell-bent on revenge on the Liars. Yes, that’s right, in the novels: Ali is A!
A few things on the list surprised me, what did you guys think? Click HERE for the full list and make sure to give them a Book Shimmy!
Don’t forget to catch the season 5 premiere Tues June 10th on ABC Family!!