Saturday, January 31, 2009

Review: Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

If you haven't read Uglies, don't read this review! It will give too much away! Let's just say this whole review is one big SPOILER!

The book starts off with Tally as a Pretty. She doesn't remember much from the Smoke, or about David, until she goes to a party and sees a familiar face. Croy leaves her pills and a letter that she wrote to herself when she was still an Ugly -- it's the cure to the lesions in her brain. She and her new friend Zane each take one pill, and start to remember things. Then they start to plot how to get away...but they're being watched very closely.

Eventually they escape, but it's definitely not easy. But when Tally catches up with the group, both David and Zane are there. Zane's sick - they find out that the pills are not meant to be taken separately - Tally actually didn't get any of the cure, but cured herself. They realize that Zane is bugged and they are about to be found out again., and Tally decides she has to stay with him - she cured herself, and she can help him once he's Pretty again. David leaves (I wanted to cry at what she said to him!) with everyone else, and the Specials come for Tally and Zane. I don't know how I didn't see it coming, but SHAY is now a Special, and her revenge against Tally for betraying her is to also turn her into a Special...

Really liked this book too. I was torn between David and Zane, even though David wasn't really in the story until the end. I just kept thinking about him when Tally was with Zane. Peris chickened out and stayed in New Prettytown which I guess I should have expected. I liked that Tally was able to 'stay bubbly' without the cure.

I'm looking forward to finding out what happens once Tally is a Special. Will she track down David and the rest of the New Smokies?? Will she remember everything from when she was an Ugly and a Pretty? What happens to Zane now? Will Shay ever forgive her or forget what happened?

And I just realized there is also a FOURTH book in the series!

Rated: 4.5/5

1 comment:

  1. I fell in LOVE with the Uglies and i am waiting for the library to call me about the Pretties. I can not believe shay becomes a special!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    p.s what is the fourth book??