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Pretties (Uglies Trilogy, Book 2) (edition 2005)

by Scott Westerfeld

Series: Uglies (2)

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Title:Pretties (Uglies Trilogy, Book 2)
Authors:Scott Westerfeld
Info:Simon Pulse (2005), Paperback, 384 pages
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This is the second book in the Uglies series, this book again follows our protagonist around as she is about to make the choice to become pretty or to go to a camp in which she will be able to rebel. One of the hardest things about this is the way that she see's herself and how much she is being pressured into conforming and becoming the ideal "pretty." I love this book because it shows the inner struggle that Tally is going through when she is trying to make the choice on going or staying. I think that children can learn a lot from this and that this book may help to show people that they are not alone when they think that they can't live up to others standards. I would easily recommend this book as well. This is also a futuristic science fiction book, because it is set in the future with technology that is not out yet. ( )
  rprado14 | Apr 13, 2016 |
This started very interesting something like animal farm a hidden meaning. Then it started dragging and dragging later it was moving so slow it made me tired to read it.

A book like this usually takes me 2 - 3 days it almost took me two weeks!! When the end came I was interested again it made a big turn and there was a nice twist I just feel there was a bit of a fall in the story that shouldn't have been there.

Plot :

Uglies and Pretties smokies and rusties.

Prettie town is a place where brainless person's live because off an operation that took there free will away and made them beautiful nobody knows there brainwashed accept Tally youngblood and her friend Zane together they go on an adventure to find a cure and to escape the special circumstances who will keep you brainwashed no matter what it takes.

themes : Rich VS poor
Right VS Wrong
Love VS Freedom
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  SnowBookHollow | Apr 13, 2016 |
First of all I must say, what a cliffhanger! So be warned, if you do not have book 3 waiting to start when you finish this book, you may be irritated and antsy! I finished this book last night and immediately started on book 3 until I fell asleep! Like any good dystopian book, this series keeps you on your toes. One minute you think things just might work out for Tally and then an unexpected twist happens that you did not see coming at all. This book was far from predictable, so if you like being thrown for a loop, this series is for you. ( )
  MynTop | Apr 8, 2016 |
A fairly good continuation of the Uglies series, I was quite excited to see what would happen to Tally next. I have to say that I was very surprised by some of the events to occur within this book, especially with Shay and most certainly more aspects with the truth of the Pretties world that Tally happens to stumble upon during her escapades. While I wasn't totally pleased with the ending of this second part, it seems that it would only make sense to carry on into the Specials book to really get to know the behind the scenes.

In all honesty, I have to say that while I was able to sympathize for Tally in her various situations she encountered, I really did feel for Shay since to me, she always came off as the character who knew what she wanted from the start (run away and live in Smoke), but got the short end of the stick constantly. Shay, while may comes off as a bit of a jerk, really shines in the manga version of this part ("Uglies: Cutters), where we really get to see both sides of the story.

That being said, I am looking forward the third book of the series and to see how Tally will eventually overcome all the odds. ( )
  ShayLRoss | Mar 16, 2016 |
Just as enjoyable as the first book. Recommend it . ( )
  joem0601 | Mar 5, 2016 |
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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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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
To the Australian SF community for all your acceptance and support.
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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.

- Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own
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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.

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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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