Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

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.

I'm gonna be blunt about it. I didn't enjoy this book for, oh, about half I was reading it.

I really enjoyed the first book, Uglies (review here btw), so I couldn't wait to read this book. But boy, was I wrong. Pretties was weird. Like, they kept on repeating words, which generally gave me a headache. Bogus, Bubbly and Pretty-Making? Yeah, seeing those words repeated often could give ANYONE a headache.

There was nothing wrong with the story line though. The plot was GREAT! except...slightly confusing. I didn't like the new guy though. What was wrong with the original one?! and it was weird how they had to do all that stuff just to be "bubbly". I mean, a girl can only handle so much!
It was interesting to see the new concepts added to this book about the futuristic world, like the floating ice rink in the SKY! I was like, wouldn't it be so awesome if we had that? sure, it would be dangerous, but amazingly fun. I really enjoyed the part where Tally goes to that other tribe thing. It was quite cool, and the least confusing part about the book.

It was kinda weird with the original guy's mom. Ouch. I wouldn't like it if anyone's mom was that hostile to me. And the Original Guy (whose name I still forget to recall)? he seemed more... meaner to Tally. Well, maybe she deserved it. She did turn up with the New Guy.

The book is worth your time though. Trust Me. I still want to finish the series... but I don't know what the other books are like. Maybe, I'll take a little break from the series and continue later. CHOW.


  1. I honestly liked Pretties better than Uglies. Though it all honestly the last book, Specials was the best. I loved Specials. I could not put it down and the ending was fantastic. I literally loved the ending, like the last sentence of the book was just perfect.
    And, I didn't find the repeated words annoying. It's part of the storyline in my opinion. You have the remember that most of the characters have gone through the operation, they are suppose to be stupid brain-dead teenagers.
    You should definitely read Specials, it's really really good. (and it doesn't have the repeated words nearly as much, and again the ending = epic)

  2. I loved the idea of a floating ice rink in the sky. I also thought the hover boards and sunscreen patches were pretty cool too.
    I liked this better than uglies, but the third specials is even better! You should definitely read it!


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