Reviewed December 17, 2006.
Simon Pulse, New York, 2005.
is the second book
in the Uglies trilogy.
just got the third book at the library, so I was able to read all three
quick succession. (I’ll review one per
issue.) These are the sort of books
where you want to find out what’s going to happen next.
All of the
books have a
kicker ending. So I don’t want to say
too much about the plot of Pretties, so as to not give away
what happens in Uglies. We’re back
in the future world
where mankind has abolished prejudice—by making everyone look alike,
conforming to standards of beauty determined by scientific studies to
all the “uglies”
are given dramatic surgery, changing their whole bodies.
In this book, we’re focusing on the pretties
who have been through the operation. Why
do they seem so empty-headed? Why is it
difficult to think clearly? Why do they
have to do something dangerous to become “bubbly”?
Could it be that the surgery affects more
than a person’s external appearance? And
what can they do about it?
This book has
background, compelling characters, and quick-paced action.
I wish I could hoverboard along with the main
characters. Or maybe use a bungee jacket
and jump off of a building. Highly
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