Saturday 14 February 2009

Pretties - Scott Westerfeld

Pretties - Scott Westerfeld

Pages: 370
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 3rd July 2006

Other Titles in the Series: Uglies, Specials, Extras

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 non-stop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom -- is a nagging sense that something is 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…

I literally devoured this book. I read it a couple of years ago but I couldn't remember anything about what happened, so reading it this time was even better. I love the way Scott Westerfeld writes. He uses the oddest similes but in another ways it's clear and straight forward. The world he has created is so individual and so complete that even though it seems an impossible way to live, I can see it happening in the future.

There was constant action and the surprises never stopped coming. Even though Tally made some silly decisions (in my eyes) and did things that I didn't think she'd do, I supported her the entire way. The only bit I really disagreed with her was her choice between the two boys at the end in the New Smoke. I'm hoping that will change in Specials which I'm reading now. But other than that, I completely loved it.


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