Pretties Review

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

Rating: **** Suggested Age: 12

Summary: “Gorgeous. Popular. Perfect. Perfectly wrong. 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.” (Summary found on Goodreads).

Pretties, the second book in the Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld, is disappointing after reading the first book. I did enjoy it, but the main character started making poor decisions and fell in love with, in my opinion, the wrong guy. That’s also why the suggested age is higher because it became more of a romance novel. The message of not needing to be beautiful was less prominent, making me a little bit mad. It is a very easy novel with no high vocabulary words, but younger readers would not understand the topic, making it a middle school age book. The plot was still interesting, only parts of it I did not like. I recommend this book for fans of the first book or dystopian fans in general.

-Book Hugger

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