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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 of the fun – the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom – is the 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…
A great sequel to a popular book, Pretties is a major step up. It can get confusing with all the language, there probably should be a glossary but I'm starting to get the hang of this. On the other hand, it is interesting and fun. This book represents a lot of major problems in society and explains some solution. It can get quite deppressing at times but always gets happier. Although, this book would definatly not make sense if you haven't read the Uglies book as most of the start consistes of Tally not understanding what has happened but the reader does understand.
Tally is enjoying new life as a pretty. Her looks are beyond perfect, she is stylish, popular, has a cute boyfriend and gets voted into the ‘Crims’ clique, skyrocketing her popularity even further. It’s everything she’s ever wanted. But beneath all of the fun – nonstop parties, high-tech lavishness and total freedom, Tally senses that something is wrong. Then, a message from Tally’s ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally realises what’s wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops there. She has to fight 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…
‘Pretties’ is the sequel to Scott Westerfield’s ‘Uglies’. ‘Pretties’ was a very engaging and moving book, in the sense that Tally has a lot of hardships along the way. Her boyfriend, Zane, starts to get severe migraines, Tally’s best friend, Shae, disappears and Tally has to fight for her life because of a piece of vital information she knows. As corny as it may sound, this book left me on the edge of my seat, wanting more. I literally wasn’t able to put the book down as it was so intriguing. The story line flows consistently, and I guess that that is what left me hanging onto the book, wanting more. I liked the way how Scott Westerfield didn’t give away too much detail about what Tally looks like, as this helped us readers conjure up different images of what she might look like. I also like the idea of how Westerfield has made Tally’s maturity and growth not so obvious, but noticeable as you read the book, and how her knows that he’s writing to teens, so he addresses teen issues, like body image, mental development, maturity and self control, and we can all relate to it one way or another. Overall, Pretties was a great book, and I would recommend it to any teen girl, just because we can all relate to it, some way or anotherJ.