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Everyone has something to hide—especially high school juniors spencer, aria, emily, and hanna.

Spencer covets her sister's boyfriend. Aria's fantasizing about her English teacher. Emily's crushing on the new girl at school. Hanna uses some ugly tricks to stay beautiful.

But they've all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Alison vanished.

How do I know? Because I know everything about the bad girls they were, the naughty girls they are, and all the dirty secrets they've kept. And guess what? I'm telling.

Curriculet Details
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Designed for students in 8th grade and up, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining bulimia, cutting, and abstinence. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about character development and types of irony. Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to the subjects of tone, word choice, and stereotypes. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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How It All Started

You will be introduced to a number of characters very early in this book. Watch the following video about characterization to remind you of the importance of character to the story. It may be helpful to create a graphic organizer before you start reading to help you keep track of emerging characters and details about them. (This annotation contains a video)
Comparing the girls to types of jeans is making use of which literary device? 
Based on the description of this "game," choose three adjectives you would use to describe the girls and explain how each adjective connects with the text. 
Rosewood is a fictional city, but it would be located just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (This annotation contains an image)
Why does Ali make this comment about Sean? 
Note here that, while Emily is saying she hopes they aren't going to streak again, her actions (giggling) contradict this. Be careful to notice not only what characters say, but also HOW they say things, to determine whether the character is being serious or not. 
What does this scene show us about Aria? Why do you think she reacts to Emily's giggle but not Ali's comment? 
Notice how the relationship between the main characters is not what it appears on the surface. The author has revealed several details, such as the description used here, which suggest that the girls are not the BFFs that they seem to be. 
What kind of mood is created by the author's wording in these sentences? 
A source on the Internet lists the following side effects of hypnosis: "tiredness, crisis of identity, insomnia, irritability, fears, panic attacks, deficit of attention, distorted sense of self, confusion, sexually abberant behaviors, unexpected trance-like state, delusional thinking, depression, dizziness, syncope, fearfulness, feelings of guilt, histrionic reactions, impaired memory, nausea, obsessions, changes in personality." Even though Ali just left a short time before, the girls are acting as though something terrible has happened. Think about which side effects of hypnosis could be causing this reaction. 
SEPTA is a commuter rail service in and around Philadelphia. The SEPTA system makes it possible for commuters to travel back and forth to the city between 5:30 and midnight. (This annotation contains an image)
Which literary device which gives us a hint of what is to come is being utilized here? 

Chapter 1

It has been three years since Ali's disappearance. As you watch the video clip below, pay attention to the characters you were introduced to in the prologue. Which characters have changed since 7th grade? Which characters have stayed the same? (This annotation contains a video)
What does the text suggest about Emily's character? 
How might Maya's tone and choice of words in this piece of dialogue make Emily feel? 
Watch the following video to remind yourself of the different types of point of view. Notice in this text that, even though the author has introduced the new character of Maya, we still only hear the thoughts of Emily. What type of point of view does this suggest? (This annotation contains a video)
Citing information from the prologue, explain why Hanna and Mona might have become friends since Ali's disappearance. 
Each detail that an author reveals about a character tells us something about that character. Notice here that Emily chooses to do something because she thinks imitating Maya will make her look a certain way. This reveals that Emily is the type of character who will be swayed by other people's actions and opinions. It is important to note these details as you read to help you understand each character better. 

Chapter 2

Iceland is an island located between Greenland and Norway in the Norwegian Sea--a 9-hour flight from Philadelphia. (This annotation contains an image)
Look back at the verbs the author has used in the last two paragraphs. Based on the author's word choice, which adjectives best describe Mike's and Aria's feelings on moving back to the U.S.? 
A geyser is a hot spring with a constriction near the surface which then causes water and steam to discharge into the air. There are actually more geysers in America than anywhere else in the world. (This annotation contains a video)
The author is continuing to reveal the thoughts and feelings of ONLY the characters introduced in the prologue. What point of view is being used in the novel? 
Watch the following video on situational irony. Why does Aria consider this situation ironic? (This annotation contains a video)
Since the drinking age in Iceland is 20, and Aria is a junior in high school, it is surprising to the reader that she would be so familiar with Iceland's bar scene. It is further surprising that she gets served at this American bar, where the drinking age is 21 and where most bartenders would ask to see some form of ID before handing over a drink. 
What do Ezra and Aria agree about which creates a fast bond between these two characters? 

Chapter 3

"Gauche" means showing a lack of awareness about the proper way to behave. Why is it ironic that Hanna and Mona are eating at a cafe' named Rive Gauche? 
Humbert Humbert is the narrator and protagonist of the novel Lolita. Humbert is a European literary scholar with an obsessive love for young girls and a history of mental illness.  
While Hanna dismisses this as a "bad little habit," what she is referring to is bulimia, which is a serious eating disorder characterized by binging or eating large amounts of food and then purging the food, either by vomiting or the use of laxatives. Girls are more likely to become bulimic than boys, and it's estimated that between 1% to 4% of women will become bulimic.  (This annotation contains a video)
Based on context clues, which definition for the word "covertly" best defines the use of the word in this sentence? 
Notice the details that the author uses here. Mona "prowled" around the cases, and Hanna "whispered" her response. Based on the author's word choices, make a prediction about what the girls are doing in Tiffany's. 
Based on this description, what conclusion can you make about Hanna's shoplifting? 

Chapter 4

A mussel is an edible bivalve from the clam family. Mussels have been eaten for thousands of years, although they need to be alive just before cooking, as an undercooked or dead mussel is inedible and could even be poisonous. (This annotation contains an image)
Re-read Spencer's description of her sister Melissa. Look up any words with which you are unfamiliar. What contrasts with Melissa does Spencer imply with this description? 
Melissa has invited her boyfriend Wren to dine with her family, yet she has never told him she has a sister. Which word best describes the relationship between the sisters? 
Watch the video below on verbal irony. As you read Spencer and Melissa's conversation, note what Melissa is saying versus what she actually means. (This annotation contains a video)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is "an anxiety disorder characterized by uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts and repetitive, ritualized behaviors you feel compelled to perform" (see link below). Some OCD behaviors include doing senseless things to reduce anxiety and ordering or arranging things “just so.” While there are different levels of OCD, Spencer seems to be exhibiting some of those behaviors here. As we continue to read, the author also continues to provide details about the characters to make them more multi-dimensional and realistic. Watch for other details about Spencer which would support this analysis. (This annotation contains a link)
According to Internet Movie Database, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was a 2004 movie in which "a man, Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realizes that he still loves her, and it may be too late to correct his mistake."  (This annotation contains an image)
What literary device is Spencer pointing out in Wren's actions here? 
A few pages ago, Spencer was thinking that she had changed a lot since 7th grade. What details here suggest that she is showing character development? 

Chapter 5

The 1812 Overture was written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to commemorate Russia's defense against Napoleon in 1812. If you listen through to the end, Tchaikovsky turns cannons into musical instruments. (This annotation contains a video)
When Aria says she'd worried about how she might react when she saw her old friends again, which emerging theme is she illustrating? 
A haiku is a traditional Japanese poem with a very specific rhythm. The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the third line has five syllables again. Writing a haiku is like taking a picture with words. Can you compose a haiku which would fit one of the characters we've been introduced to so far? (This annotation contains a link)
What can we infer from Ezra's reaction? 

Chapter 6

Based on the description of Emily so far in this chapter, what adjective best describes her behavior? 
Gothic architecture is most familiar as the architecture of many of the great cathedrals, abbeys, and churches of Europe. It is characterized by pointed arches, large grouped windows, and towers. (This annotation contains an image)
What does this paragraph reveal about Emily's motivation for swimming? 
Think about why most people carve their initials in trees. What inference may the author be making about Emily through this detail? (This annotation contains an image)
Each girl has received some type of communication from "A", and each communication comes after an event about which they may not want other people to know. Make a prediction about who is communicating with the girls and how this person knows about these events. 

Chapter 7

Ian Thomas was introduced several chapters ago. At that time, Ian was 
Appleboro College is fictitious, but it could well be based on the Lancaster Bible College. How might you explain Spencer's reaction to this brochure? (This annotation contains a link)
Based on the context clues, which of the following stores would be considered the most "haughty"? 
In high schools and colleges in the U.S., the sport of rowing is frequently referred to as "crew." (This annotation contains an image)
Compare Spencer's and Emily's reasons for participating in sports. What emerging theme might this comparison support? 
If you aren't familiar with medical terminology such as "bursa sac", see the illustration below. (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 8

The author's choice of wording here gives us some insight into Hanna's character. She seems to excuse her shoplifting because of the fact that she also purchases some items legally. Pay attention to other instances of Hannah making excuses for her behavior as you continue reading. 
There's a famous cliche': "Separation makes the heart grow fonder." How might Hanna rewrite this cliche'? 
What can the reader infer is the most important aspect of a relationship according to Hannah? 
Bribery is defined as "the act of giving money or gift giving that alters the behavior of the recipient." Ms. Marin believes if she gives Office Wilden enough money, he will leave. Bribery is also a crime. What literary technique would be exemplified here? (Hint--you watched a video about it.) 
Watch the following short clip from the TV series Pretty Little Liars. Compare and contrast the setting described here to the set shown on the series. (This annotation contains a video)
Which of the following is NOT true, based on Hannah's observations in this paragraph: Getting caught shoplifting 
Another mysterious message from "A". Make a graphic organizer to keep track of each character and the secret that "A" knows about each girl. 

Chapter 9

The highlighted line is an example of which type of literary device? 
Aria's observation is an excellent example of fantasy vs. reality. In a romantically fantasized world, Aria believes she and Ezra are meant for each other. However, in reality, this type of relationship would have a tremendous amount of legal ramifications including Ezra losing his job and probably being charged with a crime. 
Watch the final scene from the film version of the famous novel Gone With the Wind. What comparisons can you make between Scarlett and Aria? What advice would you give to them about dealing with their problems? (This annotation contains a video)
Based on her thoughts and actions so far, why do you believe Aria stops in to talk to Ezra? 
Use what you know about flashbacks to explain how the author's word choice at the end of this chapter connects to earlier events. 
Watch the following video about flashbacks to help you answer the next question. (This annotation contains a video)

Chapter 10

"The Jenna Thing" has been referenced repeatedly since the beginning of the novel. Now that you know something about the main characters, write down your prediction about what "The Jenna Thing" is about. Make sure to check back on your prediction when "The Jenna Thing" is finally revealed and see if you were right. 
Cliff diving is an extreme sport dating back to the 1700s. (This annotation contains an image)
Emily has mentioned the scar on Maya's wrist several times now. What do you think is the significance of the scar? Why do you think Emily hasn't asked about it? 
The author has noted before that Emily has a tendency to act in certain ways because of family expectations. Here again it's obvious that her family plays a major role in Emily's life and her choices. 
Use your internet resources to define the vocabulary words "melancholy" and "nostalgic." Which of the following words best represents Emily's mood which is created by this description? 
Since the author doesn't reveal any thoughts and feelings from characters outside of the original girls in the novel, how might Maya be feeling about this episode with Emily? Write a  journal entry from Maya's point of view exploring her thoughts and feelings about this event. 
Quiz 1 

Chapter 11

Plastic surgery is obviously an expensive elective surgery. The author uses details such as this to create a realistic setting and characters. Think about other details which have been revealed about the residents of Rosewood which put a picture of the setting and characters in the minds of readers. 
Why does Hanna lie about how she knows Darren Wilden? 
Shu Uemura was a Japanese make-up artist who launched his own line of high-end cosmetics in 1960. (This annotation contains an image)
Mona, a high school junior, has just suggested inviting a local police officer as her date to an underage drinking party. Choose an adjective Mona would use to describe the local police force and explain your choice. 
If Mona actually had this reaction, what would make this particularly ironic? 
As previously mentioned, bulimia is a serious disease. According to the National Eating Disorders website, the symptoms of bulimia include: frequent episodes of consuming very large amount of food followed by behaviors to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting; a feeling of being out of control during the binge-eating episodes; and self-esteem overly related to body image. Refer to the chart for a better understanding about the significance of this disease.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 12

See the chart below for an indication of how Spencer did on the College Board test. (This annotation contains an image)
Which of the adjectives below best describes Spencer's relationship with Melissa? 
The term vegetarian generally refers to a person who doesn't eat meat, but there are actually different forms of vegetarianism. Read the link on Living Vegetarian for Dummies for more information on these types.  (This annotation contains a link)
To segue is to move easily from one topic to another. Which of the following terms works as a synonym for this word? 
Make a prediction of what Spencer will ask for as a reward for her achievement on the PSAT. 
Coming of age is a common theme in young adult novels. Give textual evidence from Chapter 12 to support this theme. 

Chapter 13

What did Aria think her mom Ella might be suspicious about? 
Based on Aria's description of her classmates, which statement would she most agree with? Feel free to use the Internet to define any unfamiliar vocabulary. 
Waiting for Godot is a play written by Samuel Beckett in 1948 and voted "the most significant English language play of the 20th century." It is about two men who wait, seemingly endlessly, for a man named Godot who never appears.  (This annotation contains an image)
Ambiance means the character and atmosphere of a place. Look back at Aria's report so far. What ambiance do you think she was attempting to create in the minds of her audience? Do you think she achieved her goal? 
Absinthe is a green aniseed-flavored liqueur (which means it tastes like black licorice) that turns milky when water is added through a special absinthe spoon containing a sugar cube. Because it contains wormwood, it is now largely banned because it is thought to create hallucinations in consumers.  (This annotation contains an image)
If no one else in class had their phones on, and no one else but Aria and Ali knew about Aria's dad, who could have sent this message? Use textual evidence to support your prediction. 

Chapter 14

Notice that Rosewood Day is described here as a "campus" rather than just a school. Consider what you recently learned about ambiance. What is the character and atmosphere of the setting that the author is creating through this description? 
Why was Andrew asking Spencer questions about her boyfriend? 
So far in the story, this incident has only been referred to as "The Jenna Thing." Here we get a few more details about the incident. Watch the following video and consider how the author is building tension.  (This annotation contains a video)
Ali says she made the bracelets to remind the girls that they were best friends forever. Based on what we know of Ali, what can we infer is the real reason she made the bracelets for the girls? 

Chapter 15

A natatorium is a building containing a swimming pool. The use of higher-level vocabulary and details such as the former-Olympian coach create a distinct tone in this novel. Based on these details, how would you describe the tone the author is attempting to achieve? 
Which sentence best summarizes Emily's relationship with Ben? 
Emily clearly was swimming faster than Ben as she continued to catch up to him lap after lap. Use textual evidence to explain why Emily believes she has made a mistake in pointing out this fact to Ben. 

Chapter 16

[T]he trees whispered" is an example of which literary device? 
Actually, V Club would advocate for abstinence, which literally means "any self-restraint, self-denial, or forbearance." To answer Hanna's question--yes, they would definitely argue against having sex even if you were in love. Hanna seems to be having a difficult time accepting the fact that Sean has made a moral decision not to have premarital sex. Why do you think Hanna refuses to respect Sean's choice? What insight does this give us into her character? 
Write a journal entry as Ms. Marin explaining why you purchased Hanna this gift after her arrest for shoplifting the same items. Think about what this reveals about her character. 
Hanna is attempting to use positive self-talk to reduce her stress. Read the following article to learn more about this technique. (This annotation contains a link)

Chapter 17

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, existentialism actually is a 20th century philosophical movement centering on analysis of individual existence in an unfathomable universe and the plight of the individual who must assume ultimate responsibility for acts of free will without any certain knowledge of what is right or wrong or good or bad. 
To make amends means to compensate for loss or injury--in other words, to make up for something you've done wrong. Do the messages from "A" sound like Alison trying to apologize? Use evidence from the text to support your answer. 
Aria's technique of creating a "scene" to get a reaction is also used in the play Hamlet. Hamlet puts on a play to see if he can get a reaction out of his uncle Claudius. He believes this reaction will confirm Claudius' guilt in the death of Hamlet' father. Watch the short clip below to see if Hamlet was as successful as Aria seems to be in this chapter. (This annotation contains a video)

Chapter 18

Think about the details we learn hear about Emily's house. We previously learned that both of Emily's siblings went to college on swimming scholarships. What conclusions can the reader draw about Emily's family from these details? 
Which philosophical statement would Emily agree with? 
What is it that Emily suspects that her mother "knows" about Maya? 
Emily is shocked to find out that her mother is prejudiced. "Prejudice" means literally to pre-judge someone before you even get to know them, usually based on inadequate facts. Have you ever been judged by someone before they got to know you? How did you feel? 

Chapter 19

Cetaphil is a line of skin care products which features products for people with sensitive skin. Cetaphil is popular because it is scent-free and oil-free and can be used on all types of skin. Notice that Spencer is referring to Andrew as "the type" of person to use this product, putting him into a category of people who acts a certain way based on her assumptions about him. What term did you learn in a previous chapter which would explain this assumption? 
What does this detail reveal about Spencer's character? 
Based on context clues, which of the following is NOT a synonym for the word "excruciating"? 

Chapter 20

Chapter titles in a book can give the reader a clue about characters or action to follow in the chapter. What connection is being made here between Emily and another fictional character? 
Doric columns are one of various types of columns commonly used in architecture.  (This annotation contains an image)
Look back at the dialogue and description on the last page. Based on context clues, how do you think Ben feels about Maya? 

Chapter 21

What is Hanna constantly worried about? 
In Hanna's mind, being desired by a boy is what proves she is pretty. Sean's point of view is that respecting herself is what matters, because she is already beautiful. Which point of view do you agree with and why? 
When Hanna's dad uses the term "Little piggy" here, what literary device is he using to define Hanna? 
According to statistics from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, and about a quarter involve an underage drinking driver. For more information, click on the link below. (This annotation contains a link)

Chapter 22

Based on what Emily is thinking here (called an interior monologue), what Emily says would be considered 
Cutting, self-harm, or self-mutilation occurs when a person intentionally and repeatedly harms himself or herself. It is estimated that cutting occurs with 13% of 15 and 16-year-olds. For more information on cutting, read the Psychology Today blog below. (This annotation contains a link)
Emily says, "You don't understand." If Emily could get Ben to listen, what would she explain that he doesn't understand? 
Quiz 2 

Chapter 23

Quakers or Friends are members of a religious organization. It started in England in the 17th century and has spread world-wide. In the U.S., there are four distinct branches of Friends. There are nearly 360,000 Quakers in the world today. (This annotation contains a link)
Why doesn't Aria want Ezra to know that she Googled his address? 
Victorian houses generally refer to those built between 1837 and 1901, during the reign of Queen Victoria of England. (This annotation contains an image)
Aria just left her cell phone on Ezra's floor. How might Ezra react if he were to read her messages? Use details from the text to support your answer. 

Chapter 24

Spencer thinks of herself as a dynamic character, and here she goes into detail about how her character has changed. Pay attention to her behavior in the rest of the chapters to see if this depiction of her character is accurate. 
Based on what we know so far, why do you think Wren really visits Spencer in the barn? 
Medusa is a character from Greek mythology. In some versions, Medusa was a beautiful maiden. However, Athena turned Medusa's beautiful hair into snakes when Athena caught her with Poseidon. Just catching a glimpse of Medusa could turn a person to stone. (This annotation contains an image)
An allusion is an implied or indirect reference to a person, event, or thing, many times from the Bible or from mythology. Explain at least two reasons that the author chose to use the Medusa allusion in comparison with Melissa and this situation. 

Chapter 25

The BMW 760i is a $140,000 car. (This annotation contains an image)
What literary device does the author make use of here to increase the tension in the scene? 
What is Hanna's first concern after the accident? 
Write a letter from Hanna to Sean explaining how the car got wrecked. Try to imitate Hanna's tone from this page as you compose your letter. 

Chapter 26

Which adjective best describes Emily's relationship with her sister Carolyn? 
A stereotype is defined as "a set of inaccurate, simplistic generalizations about a group that allows others to categorize them and treat them accordingly." Here Emily is stereotyping lesbians, which means that she believes ALL lesbians act in the same manner. Think about groups in your school which may be stereotyped. Make a chart listing three "groups" of students in your school and the stereotypes connected with each group. 
Make a prediction about where Emily is going. 

Chapter 27

What was Aria's first clue that she was dreaming? 
Aria's father is a college professor. It is unlikely that he, or anyone living in the 21st century, doesn't know what a text message is. With a partner, brainstorm a list of reasons that a person might not know what a text message is. 
Why doesn't Aria tell Emily about the messages from Ali? 

Chapter 28

A theme of this book is discovery (self-discovery, discovery of the truth). Ironically, what is Hanna NOT remembering about herself this morning? 
Choose the pair of adjectives below which describes Officer Wilden's attitude the first time he came to arrest Hanna vs. this time. 
How is Ms. Marin's reaction to Hanna's recent arrest similar to her behavior at the station the first time Hanna was arrested? Cite textual evidence to support your answer. 
Take the time to update your graphic organizer with information that ONLY Ali knew about each character. 

Chapter 29

An "unrequited crush" is defined as a love that is not returned. Based on textual evidence, who is the most likely target for Andrew's affection? 
Which term best defines the tone that Spencer's family is using in this conversation? 
If Spencer had been thinking clearly, she would have realized that Melissa just went upstairs a moment before, and there's no way she could have hurt herself, called 911, and had a response this fast. Why might Spencer have jumped to this incorrect conclusion? 

Chapter 30

How likely is it that Ben will forget what happened at the party and get back together with Emily? 
Based on her reaction here, what does Emily think Maya means when she says "They found your friend"? 
Keep in mind that it has been three years since Ali went missing. In the next chapter, the question of decomposition arises. According to Internet sources, temperature is the leading factor in the rate of decomposition. If a body is submerged under water or dirt (as Alison's was), the body will decompose at a slower rate. Injuries the victim sustains may also play an important role. In normal circumstances, a body will decompose in approximately two years. 

Chapter 31

Xanax is a prescription drug which is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression. A prescription is intended to be used specifically by the person it is prescribed for. What does this detail suggest about Aria's father? 
What type of literary device is Aria using in this comparison? 
When Ezra covers Aria's mouth with his hand, she bites him in response. What does Aria's reaction to Ezra suggest? 

Chapter 32

There is a definite difference between being shocked and experiencing the medical condition of shock. Emotional shock is a sudden or violent disturbance of the mind, emotions, or sensibilities, while the medical condition of shock is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body is not getting enough blood flow. This can cause organs to shut down and can result in death if not treated immediately. It is likely from her reaction that Spencer is experiencing emotional shock rather than the medical condition of shock. 
Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondrian was a Dutch painter and an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement. He was born on March 7, 1872 in Amersfoort, Netherlands. (This annotation contains an image)
You may have read the novel To Kill A Mockingbird. If not, click on the link below and read especially the 4th and 5th paragraphs explaining what happened the night Miss Maudie's house burned down.  (This annotation contains a link)
Compare and contrast the blanket scenes from Pretty Little Liars and To Kill A Mockingbird. Explain at least two ways that the scenes are similar and at least two ways that the scenes are different. 

Chapter 33

Hanna is released from custody because the Rosewood Police Department had to deal with the discovery of Ali's body. What does this suggest about the Rosewood Police Department? 
Watch the following video on theme before you answer the next question. (This annotation contains a video)
This is Hanna's last "solo" chapter. What theme has been developed specifically by Hanna's character? Use textual evidence to support your choice. 

Chapter 34

In traditional, and especially Gothic and Roman Christian church architecture, the nave is the main body of the church. (This annotation contains an image)
Read again the description of Mrs. DiLaurentis from Emily's point of view. What about Mrs. DiLaurentis made the biggest impression on Emily? 
"Gullible" is defined as being easily persuaded to believe something. From the use of this adjective, we can infer that 
If you remember the video you watched about types of characters, you remember that characters can be identified as "dynamic" or "static." Read the description of the "not it" game on the previous page. Now that the book is almost done, do you think the girls can be defined as dynamic or static characters? Use textual evidence to support your answer. 

Chapter 35

Since the girls have been talking about "the Jenna Thing" since the beginning, this must be the same Jenna. The fact of her blindness brings up a number of questions about what "the Jenna Thing" consisted of. With a partner, come up with a list of questions this detail introduces, and then brainstorm possible explanations for "the Jenna Thing." 
What does the use of the adjective "zombielike" suggest? 
It's obvious that "A" is not Alison, so who has been sending the girls messages this whole time? And how does this person know things that ONLY Ali could know? 
Quiz 3 

What Happens Next…

Theme is the message that the author is trying to send the reader about life. While this obviously is not the end of the story for Emily, Hanna, Spencer and Aria, it is the end of this book. Consider the following four universal ideas: isolation, revenge, manipulation, and power and corruption. Working in a group, brainstorm possible themes that the author is trying to portray about these four ideas. Then develop specific textual evidence which supports each theme.