- “My name is tally youngblood and my mind is very ugly”
Pretties (The Uglies Book 2)
by Scott Westerfeld
Sarah-Wa here! Before I get into this review, I have a very important questions. Are you Team Zane or Team David? #TeamZane
From bogus to bubbly, PRETTIES is somehow even more amazing than UGLIES. Like a million trillion Helens. The world we were introduced to in the first book explained even further into some dizzy-making new discoveries, making us doubt everything we knew in UGLIES. Just when you think you have everything figured out, you are faced with one twist after another. The perfect pace to keep you reading page after page, until you reach the end.
I think my favorite part about this book is the Pretty language that is spoken throughout. Westerfeld does an amazing job with this, not only to entertain but to easily make the reader understand who is still affected by the pretty surgery and who is not. You can instantly meet a new character and know where they stand. You find yourself talking pretty-minded, as your non-bookish friends give you weird looks.
Westerfield, I would like to shake your hand. It is very rare in a series for book two to be just as good, let alone better than the first. You have managed to shake things up so perfectly, that I instantly need to dive into book 3. #highfive
In Tally’s world, your 16th birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent Ugly into a stunningly attractive Pretty, and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is having a really good time. Just before her birthday, Tally discovered that turning Pretty comes with a terrible price. She vowed to accept the operation, but with the understanding that her friends on the outside would rescue her, and let her be the guinea pig for the experimental and highly dangerous cure they’re developing.
But in the second book of the Uglies series, Tally’s Pretty. And everything’s changed. The new, Pretty Tally is totally happy right where she is. She doesn’t think she needs any kind of cure at all. When someone from her Ugly life shows up with a message, Tally has a hard time listening. Did she really promise to give all this up? Is she bound by a promise she made when she was a different person? If there is anything left of the old Tally, how will she fight her way out to keep her word and help her friends?