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Pretties (Uglies Quartet) Paperback – 3 Jul 2006


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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's (3 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416917292
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439891615
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 20.1 x 2.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 575,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Scott Westerfeld's teen novels include the Uglies series, the Midnighters trilogy, The Last Days, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and the sequel to Peeps. Scott was born in Texas, and alternates summers between Sydney, Australia, and New York City.

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'YA's hippest author' Scott Westerfeld is the author of the hugely popular Uglies series. As well as the Midnighters series and three stand alone YA novels, he has written five science fiction novels for adults. He and his wife, Justine, divide their time between Sydney and New York.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Seeley on 9 Jan. 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
I've really enjoyed everything I've read by Westerfeld, both his adult and young adult books. The Uglies quartet is a great adventure series -- gripping, plenty of drama, and offering a lot to think about. But the Kindle edition of the second book is loaded with typos: missing periods on almost every other page, poor capitalization, misspelled words and malapropisms. What's with that? Kindle books are a bit cheaper than paperback sometimes, (though I don't think this one was) but they should still be edited!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lauren on 13 Feb. 2013
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After such good impressions of Uglies I couldn't wait to continue the series, I had to see how Tally and Shay's friendship turned out of all the drama Tally managed to cause, unfortunately what I couldn't handle was Pretty-talk, I hated it so much and I just wanted to tear my hair out. However the story line was good, I'll give you that. I loved watching Tally and Zane tackle curing themselves of being Pretty-minded with some bad side-effects on Zane part and their plan and break out to get to The New Smoke, and Tally stumbling across an interesting and not so guarded secret conservation of "Primitive Humans", an aspect of this story I didn't like was Shay, I felt so unconnected from her and all she needed to do was listen, I mean I know girls have their bitchy personalities and all but if Tally and Shay could have just spoken and listened to each other I'm sure things wouldn't have turned as nasty as they had and I know she was't really a big part of the story but it did really irritate me, along with Tally's conflict between Zane and David, it just got super frustrating and because it followed a similar plot outline to Uglies it lacked the freshness that I felt and I just didn't feel as attached throughout the book hence the lower rating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christina on 25 Oct. 2014
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I read Uglies a long time ago and from what I can remember, I loved it. Reading Pretties when it's been so long since I read the first book was pretty hard. The language used in the book takes some getting used to as the characters have their own slang, but once you're used to it, it doesn't seem all that strange. I enjoyed this book, but I mostly just wanted to get through it. I have picked up the next two books in the series and hope to read them pretty soon, but I'm worried that the books just repeat the same story lines throughout each book. Of course, I may finish the series and find that that isn't the case and that they're each unique but I guess we'll see.

The series is set in a world where everybody receives plastic surgery once they reach sixteen to make their faces perfect and they live within this protected community with awesome technology set far in the future. As this is a second book in a series, I won't give an individual synopsis for this book as it may spoil the first one, but I have reviewed Uglies if you want to go and check that out.

I'm excited to read more of the series as I find the world and social commentary so fascinating and I recommend everyone start reading it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on 1 Feb. 2010
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Great sequel to Uglies. Really well written sci-fi yong adult fiction.

(some spoilers from the first book follow)

Tally is pretty - something that happens to all sixteen-year-olds. Being pretty isn't just superficial though, the operation has deeper consequences. At the start of the book, Tally doesn't remember that she's endured the operation so the cure can be tested on her. When we catch up with her it's a month after she returned to the city and Tally is making the most of young pretty life.

This all changes after a visit from a past friend bringing the cure for her to take. Tally becomes "bubbly" (able to think clearly) rather than being "pretty-minded" and we see how she deals with living amongst the pretties when she knows the truth
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What's Good About It

I love how this series is progressing (though knowing the final title is `Specials' does somewhat ruin the last sucker punch). The idea of Tally experiencing New Pretty life is a great one because, as a reader I was somewhat fascinated by their lifestyle - encouraged much by Tally's own fascination. And I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Zane wa an interesting new character. Normally I hate when a love rival is introduced if it's not set up very early as a love triangle (and even then I'm not usually fond of them) but Zane was a likeable character and I believed Tally's confusion and conflicting emotions.

The idea of a human ranch, where people are kept in some sort of experiment - forced to live like savages - was an intriguing one, and a nice addition to the sinister world Westerfeld has created

The Pretty speak ought to have been annoying, but it wasn't. In fact, I found it creeping into my own head as I thought about what I was going to say. Which could have been embarrassing but fortunately my internal filter caught any stray Pretty words before I actually said them. It's a testament to how natural the Pretty language sounds, how unforced it was, that I almost found myself imitating them.

I also loved Shay's total mental break down and how she starts trying to break free of being Pretty-minded in increasingly extreme ways. However...

What's Not So Good

I did feel this was a bit `Uglies' all over again. The story didn't amp up the threat, and nothing seemed to move anywhere. Tally gets told to do something by Special Circumstances, Tally doesn't want to do it, but for various reasons has to, Tally inadvertantly betrays everyone, Tally ends up right where Special Circumstances want her.
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