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Pretties by Scott Westerfeld May 11, 2008

Filed under: Book Reviews,Books,Fiction,Juvenile,sci-fi — Julie @ 6:11 pm

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld fits into the Juvenile Science Fiction genre. It was first published in 2005 and is recommended for people age 14 and up.

Summary and Review: Pretties is the second book in the series that began with Uglies and opens with Tally turned into a pretty. Just as she suspected Tally’s mind was changed with the operation but she remembers little or nothing of her pre-operative life. Even her speech is changed to “pretty talk” which, let’s face it, is really annoying. Words like “brain-missing” and “pretty-making” while they illustrate Westerfeld’s point about how pretties are not all there make me feel like I’m reading well beneath my level. Word choice aside, the plot was interesting enough. Tally is mainly concerned with getting into the clique who call themselves Crims which is short for Criminals. This group was formed for people who didn’t want to give up on the practical jokes and tricks from their Ugly days but it had an added bonus of creating people who saw the world clearly and were able to get past their pretty-mindedness. This is important in a world where everyone is monitored that is strongly reminiscent of the Orwellian 1984 with Big Brother always watching. Zane is the leader of the Crims and becomes Tally’s boyfriend. Together they are able to see clearly and decipher messages that were left for them by the New Smoke. Tally and Zane convince the other Crims to join them on what proved to be the adventure of a lifetime.

Other reviews available:

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Specials by Scott Westerfeld

Extras by Scott Westerfeld


4 Responses to “Pretties by Scott Westerfeld”

  1. Charmaine Says:

    i love this series so much. i could put the book down. but when this one particular guy died, i stop reading. i couldnt go on. it broke me apart.
    that is how connected i am to the book :S

  2. Annonymous Says:

    Best book ever!

  3. anonymous Says:

    i want to read it soooooooooo badly! but i want to read it online! where can i read it online for free?! AH! i need to read it!

  4. Nicky Says:

    This book is sooo Happy-making!! those stupid bogus book ppl. MWaahhaah im annoying u arent i?

    quite crazy-making for you. Reveiwer-wa? ^^

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