I actually watched the first season of the tv show before I decided to read the book. I was a little scared to read it and see how different it was. Honestly, though, I was surprised and I think they've done a great job. I loved reading about the characters just as much as I loved watching the show. Although in the book I thought the characters were a bit repetitive, each with their secrets and sharp attitudes, but I did feel sorry for them. With a friend murdered and their lives about to spiral out of control, who wouldn't feel bad? I'm extremely excited for season two of the show and I definitely plan on continuing the books. I just have to wonder....who is A really?