Book Review: Pretties

Pretties (Uglies, #2) Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This review contains spoilers if you haven't read Uglies, the first book in the trilogy. 

From Goodreads: 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.

This book had less message and more action than Uglies. Tally has become pretty and must decide whether or not she wants to stay that way. The author does a great job of making the pretties sound vapid. The way they talk and their pretty slang was so annoying I almost couldn't stand it. I picture them as a cross between Stepford wives and the Heathers. There's not much I can reveal about the plot without spoiling it so I won't but I will say it ended with a doozy of a cliffhanger and I'm looking forward to Specials the last book in the trilogy.
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