Book Review: Pretties

Uglies #2
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Pages: 368 pgs
Reading Level: YA
Published: May 3rd 2011 (new cover)
Review Source: Library
Available: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Borders

Summary: (from goodreads) 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 listened to the audio book for this book in my car on the way to/from work. Scott Westerfeld continues to weave new worlds in this futuristic society and brings some new characters into the mix. In this second story from the Uglies series, Tally has finally become Pretty, but doesn't remember that she chose to have the operation. She becomes part of a new group of friends, who are Pretties, called the Crims. Tally also finds love and rekindles her friendship with Shay, for now.

There are some twists and turns in this book and I was not pleased with the way some of them went. I see the way the storyline is going for a few of the characters and I hope that I am wrong. I really enjoyed watching Tally change throughout this story and how her relationships with her friends changed (for better or worse). Another good story from the Uglies series, and I cannot wait to see what Specials has in store...especially after the ending to this one.


  1. This is a series that I really do want to read.

  2. I liked Pretties better than Uglies, but I still never loved the direction the story was going in. This series had great ideas but the execution was not quite there for me. I haven't read any further, but I'm curious to see what you think of Specials and Extras.


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