Friday, April 18, 2014

Book Report - Pretties

Title: Pretties
Authour: Scott Westerfield
Length: 384 pages
How long it took me to read: 3 days
Grade: B

What it's about: 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.

The ending is the most important part: This series just keeps getting better.

Last word: I am definitely continuing with this series. I even got used to the terminology.

Spoilers after the jump

Remember when I reviewed Uglies and I said how much I hated the terminology? I get it now. The way people talk, they sound so naive and stupid and empty headed ("brain missing"), but that's just how the powers that be want them to be. They need to be that shallow so that they are compliant. This reminded me of the Capitol people in The Hunger Games with all their plastic surgery and make-up and modifications. They too were completely clueless as to what was going on in their society, and too interested in entertainment to really think for themselves. This speaks a lot to crowd mentality and how sheep-like we humans can be.

I liked Pretties so much better than Uglies. I loved the addition of Zane's character, but I was sad that Peris' character wasn't more explored. I'm so interested in finding out what happens with David. I'm looking forward to completing the series.

Finally, a series I can get into!

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