Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Teen Reviewer: Pretties

Pretties (Uglies #2)
By: Scott Westerfeld
Reviewer: Savannah Harris

“With everything so perfect, reality seemed somehow fragile, as if the slightest interruption could imperil her pretty future... all of it felt as tenuous as a soap bubble, shivering and empty.”

Description from Goodreads:

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.

Savannah's Review:  (Some spoilers ahead.)

I thought that Pretties, the second book after Uglies, was a really good book, but I also had some not so “bubbly” thoughts.  I found that this book was a little more predictable than the last, but it was just as interesting.  The ending gave me a pretty big shock because it was very surprising that Shay became a special and then turned Tally into one also.  I was left guessing what will happen next in Tally’s adventures since she has already been an Uglie, a Pretty, and now a Special.  I think this book also had a little more trouble with romance as another person enters her life and she is forced to choose between them.  It kind of reminded me of the Twilight series because of two guys both liking her at the same time.  Overall I truly enjoyed it and can’t wait to read the final book in the series, Specials.

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