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Pretties by Scott Westerfeld


by Scott Westerfeld

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Series: Uglies (2)

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The Book Pretties by Scott Westerfeld continues off where the first book Uglies leaves off with Tally just turned Pretty for the sake of Maddy's experiment to rid the people of the lesions that were put into their brain against their own will. As expected, Tally has forgotten everything of the paper she wrote of the consent to take the pills and everything else because as a pretty her only job is to party. This book starts off with Tally deciding what to wear to party and we learn that she is living in a mansion. You can definitely notice a difference in the way Tally thinks from the first book to the second book and your first opinion on this matter is that the lesions have changed her mind. Obviously you are correct as you can also see a change in Shay most noticeably by her anger of Tally stealing David apparently gone. The book goes on when Tally meets another special boy who goes by the name of Zane and both of them team up in a sense as they have both had common experiences such as both of them forced to report to Dr.Cable to receive their pretty operations. Tally finally at the party, sees someone at the party who is dressed up as a Special Circumstance who was about to give her a leather pouch but was ironically disturbed by the real Special Circumstance. He just gives Tally a hint that it would be in one of the rooms in the mansion. After a long trip to find it, Tally and Zane find it in a suprising area and when they find out there are two pills, they nervously each have one (the cause of Zane to have damage in his brain for the rest of the series). This causes Shay to get angry one more time because Tally decided to give the second pill to Zane instead of her but sadly this will be forgotten as the pretties do not really have access to a brain. After that Zane's condition becomes worse and Tally must pick between Zane and escaping. You should read this book if you are interested in finding out what Tally does to solve another important problem. This book just like the first, is great with the suspense and action and is a must read.
  TomasJefferson | Apr 10, 2014 |
Rereading. Not as good as the first, but setting things up for the next book. ( )
  TeamDewey | Apr 8, 2014 |
I still enjoyed all of the characters, but felt it took to long to get to something exciting. I was so aggrivated by the ending too! Will Tally ever get free? ( )
  CharityBradford | Apr 1, 2014 |
I still enjoyed all of the characters, but felt it took to long to get to something exciting. I was so aggrivated by the ending too! Will Tally ever get free? ( )
  CharityBradford | Apr 1, 2014 |
Sixteen year old Tally Youngblood is back in the city after her adventure in the Smoke. She is finally pretty, attending the hottest parties, and pledging the most popular clique in New Pretty Town. Too bad the operation left her memories riddled with holes. Now, as she’s enjoying her new life, her ugly past is about to creep into her pretty present and make her choose what kind of future she wants.

The action continues full force in this sequel. The abundance of slang used by the pretties can be slightly annoying but the effect is similar to the new language in 1984 and illustrates the difference between the pretties and the free-thinking population. Overall, the story kept me wanting to know what would happen next and the cliffhanger was enough to make me buy “Specials” as soon as I finished the book. ( )
  snowden02 | Feb 15, 2014 |
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The kind of book I loved reading at 15 or 16: damned fine science fiction and damned fine yarns.
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Scott Westerfeldprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Corral, RodrigoCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gordon, RussellCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jaskoll, YaffaDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Montbertrand, CarineNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Part I: Sleeping Beauty

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless.

- John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice, I
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Getting dressed was always the hardest part of the afternoon.
Part II: The Cure

and kisses are a better fate

than wisdom

- e.e. cummings, "since feeling is first"
Part III: Outside

The beauty of the world...has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

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Gorgeous. Popular.

Perfect. Perfectly wrong.

Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted.

But beneath all the fun -- the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom -- is a nagging sense that something's wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally's ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what's wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold.

Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life -- because the authorities don't intend to let anyone with this information survive.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:58:51 -0400)

Tally's transformation to perfect and popular including her totally hot boyfriend is everything she always wanted. But beneath the fun and freedom something is wrong and now Tally has to fight for her life because what she knows has put her in danger with the authorities.… (more)

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