Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

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Book 2 (Book 1: Uglies)

Novel Summation:

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.

My Thoughts:

(Spoiler) This is such a good book and trilogy. In this book Tally has become a Pretty so that she can be a test subject for the Cure David’s mother has created. As revealed in the last book, during the operation to become Pretty a person receives lesions that make them happy, content, and totally oblivious to the truth. Tally enjoys her Pretty life with her old friends Peris and Shay and some new friends like Fausto and Zane. She begins to fall in love with Zane who isn’t so thrilled and content with Pretty life. Zane is an interesting individual who once skipped the opportunity to leave New Pretty Town and any chance he can get he is willing to take to leave it. At a party Tally meets up with Croy, an old friend from the former Smoke and a member of the New Smoke. Slowly Tally starts to remember her old feelings. Tally begins to fight the lesions and takes a whole bunch of people with her to fight them. Tally receives the cure from Croy, 2 pills which she shares with Zane. However, while Tally seems to recover perfectly fine, Zane experience some side effects. Since Tally shared the cure with Zane and not Shay, Shay begins to hate Tally. Eventually Tally and the others decide to escape. When the escape Tally get separated. In the woods Tally meets Andrew Simpson Smith and his village. People who live like the Rusties did. Tally makes a shocking discovery abour them and their connection with Pretties. Again even though Tally has pure and good intentions things seem to go wrong. At the end of the book Tally is forced into her worse nightmare which is hinted in the title of the next book. I would strongly recommend this book to everyone.

Future Books:

The last book in the trilogy is Specials

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