Pretties (Uglies, #2) by Scott Westerfeld
Paperback, 370 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Simon Pulse (first published May 5th 2005)
Rating: 5/5 Stars
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./p>
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.
I totally love it.
Once started I couldn’t stop, I even had some nights where I was up extremely late because I couldn’t put the book back down. I really like this book because of all the description and details the author uses. Through such words, you have a full picture of everything that’s going on in the book.He captivates the reader with his wonderful story-line and a theme that many people can relate to ,of not being molded to what people want you to be and to just try and be yourself. The author also hints at problems with the way we(humans) live today and how our pollution and our way of thinking can potentially come back to harm us in the future. This was also mentioned in the first book Uglies, “Maybe they didn’t want you to realize that every civilization has its weakness. There’s always one thing we depend on. And if someone takes it away all that’s left is some story in a history class.”
Pretties, the second installment of the Uglies series, starts a few weeks after Uglies left off.
Tally got the operation, she’s pretty now, but in her mind she knows that something is off.Tally is the main character in Pretties, and she does drastic things in this book that make her become someone she never thought she would be. In the beginning of this book, Tally is reunited with Peris, her best friend. Peris is a boy who is only a few months older than Tally and the boy that Tally travels over to from Uglyville in the first book.
Pretties takes place in the future, and in Prettytown where Tally realizes she doesn’t belong. Prettytown is where everyone lives after they have been turned pretty after the age of 16. It also takes place in The New Smoke.
The story, more complex this time, is a very fast paced and thrilling adventure. A lot of action and right from the start. It also has plenty of unexpected turn of events. It’s a kind of book that keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole way through. I found it was a fine sequel to the series. I was a bit disappointed by the ending though. But other than that I can’t wait to read the third novel in this series!