Google+ Reading Teen: Review: Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

Friday, September 16, 2011

Review: Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Series or Stand Alone: Series
Author's Website:
Buy the Book: Amazon

Tally’s adventures begin in Uglies, where she learns the truth about what life as a Pretty really means. She rebels against the surgery that will make her a Pretty, but ultimately succumbs. In Pretties, Tally has forgotten all about her Ugly life, and when she’s reminded, she has a hard time listening. And what little’s left of the old Tally is further compromised in Specials, because Tally has been transformed into a fierce fighting machine. But when she’s offered a chance to forever improve civilization, will she be able to overcome her brainwashing? The answer is evident years later in Extras, after the Pretty regime has ended. Boundless human creativity, new technologies, and old dangers have been unleashed upon the world. But fame and popularity can be just as dangerous as extreme beauty….
If you haven't read Uglies, DON'T READ THIS REVIEW.  See my review of Uglies here.

 My Review:

     I might possibly have liked Pretties better than Uglies.  Okay, I most definitely liked Pretties better than Uglies.  But that probably has something to do with the fact that I liked Zane better than David.  I didn't want to like him better, I wanted to keep liking David but... that didn't happen.  I thought that I wouldn't be crazy about Zane because (again with The Hunger Games references) he originally reminded me of Peeta.  As many of you know, I didn't like Peeta.  Not really at all.  I loved Gale.  And I thought David would be the "Gale" of Uglies.  But alas, I fell in love with Zane, and the rest, as they say, is history. 

     Seriously though, I read Pretties so quickly.  I might possibly have even been reading it instead of calculus homework... and I absolutely loved it.  If you liked Uglies I would definitely recommend reading Pretties as soon as you possibly can.  Like now.


  1. I absolutely LOVED the pretties as well. I fell hook line and sinker for Zane....and are you reading Specials yet? You should be :)

  2. This is a great series! Now you have to hurry and read Specials.

    I started a Flashback Friday meme that I'd love for you to be a part of. Here's the link to my post.
    Clean Teen Fiction's Flashback Friday

  3. Hey guess what? Specials is even better.

    Same thing happened to me with David and Zane. I was adamant I wouldn't abandon David, and then Zane happened and it was love.

  4. Nice review Kit. I just loved this series. Get busy ready Specials now.

  5. YEAH!
    Pretties is amazing as Uglies *--* This series is fantastic!

  6. Pretties was awesome, i love that series, but i absolutely HATE then new covers. The orginals were way better.

  7. Haha no worries guys, I'm reading Specials:)

    @Brianna really?! I LOVE the new covers!!


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