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Pretties

by Samantha RiveraNovember 6, 2013

ISBN: 9780689865398

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld continues right were Uglies left off. Tally is no longer an ‘ugly.’ In fact, now she is a pretty with pretty friends and a pretty life. She spends her time planning for parties and hoping to become a part of the Crims. When she sees someone from her old life she is curious but doesn’t think much of the ugly boy that should have had his surgery already. She agrees to look for the object he hid for her but isn’t sure if she ever really will, until Zane finds out about it.

 

The Truth About Pretties

Now that Tally is a pretty however, she doesn’t remember anything about her ugly life. Until she and Zane find what was left for her. Now their main goal in life is to stay ‘bubbly’ so they can remember who they really are because now they realize just what being a pretty really means. It’s more than just looking good on the outside, in fact, it’s about a completely different way of thinking. Because there’s something wrong with pretty brains and that’s not right for Tally and Zane.

 

The two decide that they are going to do everything they can to stay bubbly all the time and to make the rest of the Crims bubbly as well. It’s going to take work however to be able to do so without alerting the specials. Because smart pretties is something that the specials can’t risk. It’s contrary to everything they hope to accomplish and it’s something they will do everything possible to prevent, which is why Tally and Zane are going to have to leave.

 

While Tally is escaping something goes wrong. Things are not happening the way they were supposed to and instead of ending up in the new Smoke she ends up somewhere completely different. Her world is changing from one extreme to another as she finds herself in a world that exists outside of her own. She’s still a pretty but she’s no longer with other pretties or with regular uglies from her own home. Instead, she’s with a group of people that seem to know nothing about either group and seem to know nothing about the world Tally came from. But is there something they are hiding from the rest? Maybe some of the people in Tally’s new world know a little more than they are letting on. But Pretties is a book that will keep you thinking for sure.

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2 Comments
  • Angie Randall
    November 6, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Scott Westerfeld has definitely created an interesting character with Tally from Pretties. She’s the type of girl that most girls would want to be because she has no cares and nothing to worry about. She just gets to have fun and do whatever she wants all the time. But then when you find out the truth about what has happened to her and what happens to all the pretties you start to agree it may not be the best option. I love how everything goes for Tally and how she comes to see what has really happened and what the specials are really doing (again).

  • Abby Clare
    November 6, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Pretties is definitely an interesting continuation of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. It’s amazing how he manages to take Tally and turn her into something she came to decide she didn’t want to be. But it shows perfectly exactly what happens when uglies become pretties. You see how drastic the change can be in her and in Shay as well. I love the way Tally comes to be ‘bubbly’ and how she decides what she’s going to do to save herself and to try and save the rest of the people she cares about as well. After all, this is a very interesting world and there’s plenty still to figure out.

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