Monday, 29 August 2011

Review: Pretties - Scott Westerfeld

This is the sequel to Uglies, which is set in a futuristic world where at the age of 16 everyone undergoes an operation to make them beautiful - at a cost.
Tally Youngblood has undergone the operation despite knowing the risks - in order to try and find a cure to 'pretty-headedness" Tally and Zane will do almost anything to stay bubbly. Pulling Ugly tricks and starving themselves works for a while, but a masked ghost from Tally's past changes everything.
As the name suggests, this book is as much about Pretties as the last one was about Uglies. A recurring problem I've noticed with these books is that they are slow to start, but it is soon remedied by the middle and ending - so don't loose heart!
Overall, it's a good book. The story is full of originality, and although it does bear a slight resemblance to its prequel, I feel as though it is worth reading.

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