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Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

January 25th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

Description: This is the second book in the Uglies series.  Tally has finally become a Pretty and she is about to be voted into the most exclusive clique the Crims.  It even looks like the leader of the Crims, Zane, may actually have a thing for Tally as well.  Despite all of this Tally is still having some un-Pretty like thoughts and cannot figure out what is bothering her.  Then she receives a message from her past Ugly life that starts to remind her of all that has happened in the past.  Tally and Zane struggle together to figure out what is going on and have to make a decision to stay in Pretty Town or try to escape into the Rusty Ruins.

I actually ended up staying up late to finish this book because I could not wait to see what happened.  I really liked Zane’s character and I couldn’t wait to see what happens between Shay and Tally in case she ever realizes what Tally cost her by accidentally betraying the Smokies.  Of course this one had to leave you at a cliffhanger and wanting to read the final book, Specials, as soon as possible.  What will happen between Zane, David, Shay and Tally?

One thing I have to say is I’ll be glad never to have to hear about someone feeling “bubbly” again.  That was really starting to get on my nerves.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Dystopia, Young Adult

9 Responses

  1. msmazzola

    Funny, I am reading this series right now as well. I think I liked Uglies more. I actually stopped reading Pretties a couple of days ago because I was getting too annoyed with reading the word “bubbly” in every sentence.

  2. dsuzuki

    Yeah, I was tempted to put it down because of all the “bubbly” references but I wanted to know what happened. I was kind of surprised by the ending since I didn’t look at what the third book was.

  3. Katie

    Apparently there’s a fourth book too! I just finished this one, and am starting on the third. Very interested to see what happens next! The fourth book comes out in paperback in April (it’s out in hardcover now), so I might see if I can wait until then to get it…

  4. dsuzuki

    Are you talking about Extras? I heard it is supposed to take place years after Specials so the current characters only make cameos. I want to check that one out too.

  5. Tiny Librarian

    I did this one for the YA Challenge. The bubbliness was definitely annoying and I did like the first book better. I was glad when Tally started getting back to a more “ugly” frame of mind. Still, a really interesting series, I’m looking forward to finding out what happens.

  6. dsuzuki

    I hope you enjoy Specials. I thought Extras was also interesting even though it was different characters.

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