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Pretties

by Scott Westerfeld

Simon Pulse | May 3, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Pretties is rated 4.129 out of 5 by 31.
In Tally''s world, your 16th birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellant Ugly into a stunningly attractive Pretty, and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is having a really good time. Just before her birthday, Tally discovered that turning Pretty comes with a terrible price. She vowed to accept the operation, but with the understanding that her friends on the outside would rescue her, and let her be the guinea pig for the experimental and highly dangerous cure they''re developing.

But in the second book of the Uglies series, Tally''s Pretty. And everything''s changed. The new, Pretty Tally is totally happy right where she is. She doesn''t think she needs any kind of cure at all. When someone from her Ugly life shows up with a message, Tally has a hard time listening. Did she really promise to give all this up? Is she bound by a promise she made when she was a different person? If there is anything left of the old Tally, how will she fight her way out to keep her word and help her friends?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 in

Published: May 3, 2011

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442419806

ISBN - 13: 9781442419803

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ending seemed like a repeat I thought it was really cool with the new events and the plot line. The plot was kinda slow and i found the ending was a repeat of the first one. I liked the events I think that even some of them seemed slow or unneeded other ones were really cool and I really liked how they were described and planned out. I liked how the characters changed from what they were like in the first book to the people they are in the second book. They had new personalities and I got to see the characters in different ways. I hope the next one will be better then the first.
Date published: 2013-09-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from As Good as Uglies This was the sequel to the Uglies. It was a good read, very interesting and kept me wondering what would happen next. If you enjoyed the first book, you'll enjoy this one too. It was a bit distracting that they pulled another love triangle like all popular books of today! I think the love triangle scenario is getting a bit old; Hunger Games, Twilight, etc. But all in all, it was a good read and it defiantly makes me want to read the next book and find out what kind of trouble she can get herself into next.
Date published: 2013-06-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was OK This book was just OK for me and seemed to be more filler rather than something that added to the story/series. Maybe it will make sense when I continue reading the series?
Date published: 2012-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretties This was a awesome 2nd book!! I loved this book, it was really good, and kept me very interested. I couldnt put the book down.
Date published: 2012-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the Series! I really enjoyed the sequel to Uglies. I found it started out a lot better than the Uglies, the character of Tally had developed further. Loved the Pretty Town antics (the floating ice rink scene - now THAT needs to be put in a MOVIE!) and the adventure to the new smoke - all very engaging. Couldn't wait to read Specials after this one!
Date published: 2011-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT!! Really really awesome book. i just couldn't wait to know what happened next ! :)
Date published: 2011-04-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyed as much as the first one. 3.5 stars. ****SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T YET READ UGLIES**** Best friends Tally and Shay are now pretties. But, Tally remembers too much from when she was free and part of The Smoke. She also remembers that they change your brain when they change your looks. She doesn't like that. She meets Zane, who also feels that he wants to escape to find the New Smoke and a cure for their "pretty" brains. ****END SPOILERS**** I enjoyed this one, probably as much as I enjoyed the first one. Once again, it ended on a slight cliffhanger, though I did see this one coming. Had I read this before the next in the series came out, I probably wouldn't have guessed it, but it was still a fun ride to get there.
Date published: 2011-04-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as Uglies. This book was OK. You have to have read Uglies in order to understand a thing happening in this one. Friendships are hard to understand otherwise. In Pretties we learn that along with changing your looks, the operation also changes your personally, which is the main topic of the book. Tally Youngblood is still the protagonist, but I didn't connect with her as much as I did in the first book, Uglies. Perhaps it was the fact that there are writing issues in the book that were hard to get past, or the fact that the word "bubbly" was way, way over used. Also, Shay became a character that I went from liking in the first book to wanting to kill off by the end of this one. There is a major cliff hanger ending.
Date published: 2009-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An okay read This book was okay i've read better though. it was kind of a let down. This one seemed very lovely dovely between to characters. The romance could have been skipped.
Date published: 2009-06-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Follow-Up The Pretties was almost as good as the Uglies. I had a bit of a hard time remembering all the references in this book to the Uglies (I read them about 6 months apart) but it was still very easy to read. I love the messages in these books! The conformity, humans' love affair with beauty, and the metaphor (as I like to see it as) that the big 'pretty-making' surgery is today's media-influenced culture. The people of the city tell you this is the way you should look and act, and you obey. I love how Tally is able to see through that in the first book, and struggles with the conformity in this book. I really like this series. Tally's spirit is still alive, Scott Westerfeld writes in his unique way, and such an intense message is easily digested in this book. It does not disappoint.
Date published: 2009-05-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pretty Bogus The Pretties, I have to say, let me down quite a bit. After the Uglies I was left excited and wondering what would happen to Tally in Pretties; would she really change all that much... and would she change back? but the story was boring and held nothing of the delight that uglies gave me. possibly because of the shallow minds of the Pretties. So yes I was let down, it is still an alright book. Not i'm not waisting my time on another one from this seris.
Date published: 2009-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally Bubble-Making! okay so i just finished this book last night and it was amazing! however, it was a total cliffhanger! i actually neeeed to go read specials.. like asap. its just such an amazing book. Just make sure that you read Uglies first. oh and zane or david? i feel super bad for david! i wanna know what happens lol
Date published: 2009-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sequel jsut as good as the first OMG this book was jsut as good as the first. with lots of ups and downs you haev no idea where this book is going. the plot was well thought of and suspensful. the characters as in teh first were amazing and i fell in love with them. worth the read!!!:)
Date published: 2009-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Sequel!! Pretties is a great sequel to Uglies. I loved all the twists and turns Westerfeld put into the story, and the things that just made you pop open your mouth because you couldn't believe it was true. If you're going to read this, you better have the next book ready, cause you're going to WANT to find out what happens next. :]
Date published: 2009-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good It was a pretty good book but some parts were really weird. It's a good book just not on my top 10 list.
Date published: 2008-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Fantastic ***** Spoiler Alert***** This is one of my favorite series. I found this book more interesting than Uglies because I really wanted to know what was going to happen to Zane and David and who Tally was going to choose in the end. I think that Tally was put in a really difficult situation to choose between them both because of all the people, Zane actually took the cure with her knowing that it might not even work and during that time he barely knew Tally however he'd kissed her. David in the other hand was Tally's first love and she barely remembered anything about him because of the lesions and all her memories had come back to her when she'd seen him. When Tally and Zane had finally decided to leave the city and find The New Smoke, Zane had told her that he'd loved her which caused Tally to feel totally confused of what was going on. It sucks that Zane was really sick and that the nanos had eaten half of his brain but Tally had a really hard time leaving him and she had stayed with him when the Specials arrived in The New Smoke. However, to save David she tells him to get his Ugly face out of here and she had NEVER called David an Ulgy before. Conversely, david still is in love with Tally and didn't want to loose her again. This was one of my favorites. I would very much like to know your opinion about this book if you have read it. Please leave a comment and I'll get back to you. If you haven't read this novel, I trully suggest this series for you.The first novel is Uglies then Pretties, Specials and Extras by Scott Wersfeld.
Date published: 2008-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretties She is finally pretty and its great!!! This one was the best I think!! It was ful of lots more drama, and to see once again what side she would take! And who she would choose, it was like a future drama soap in a book!!! totally cool!!!!
Date published: 2008-09-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good . I have read better books but i have most definetly read worse ones aswell. These books give great visualizations of what our world as we know it is heading for. The whole concept of being a "pretty" is beyond frightening, how it happens , what happens when you are. It's creepy, I love how one average ugly becomes one average pretty but is so absolutely abnormal at the same time. As an ugly, you are assumed to want to be a pretty and that is all, and when you are a pretty you are meant to party and have fun, simply. Tally never lets that barrier get in her way, she's always ready for the next quest and always ready to put up a fight. This book is a great example that no matter what the situation somebody can always make a difference. Tally is the Rosa Parks of the future.
Date published: 2008-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing !!!!!! This book was so interesting, I just couldn't put it down! It was like I was going through exactly what Tally was going through, and it was just overall a great book, highly reccomended!!!
Date published: 2008-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ????????? Hey, I read the first book (Uglies) and absolutely fell in love with it I know it was in the 500 page area so I was wondering how many pages were in Pretties! Anyone know? Ok thanks!
Date published: 2008-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of My Favorite Books! One of my favorite book series' are Uglies, Pretties, Specials and Extras if not my favorite series. Pretties is , in my opinion, the best book throughout the whole thing. Tally is finally pretty and has a perfect life. She still loves to crash parties and get into trouble but now, she does it in style. However, she hits a snag on the way. Pretties, is an action-packed adventure filled with page-turning suspense, and fiery romance. If you loved Uglies, you will love Pretties even more!
Date published: 2008-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from *Jaw - Dropping* I found this book a little more fast-pace than the first, because it was truly AMAZING. In this book Tally undergoes the Pretty operation, and is faced with a problem. She forgets her past. But with her bubbly new boyfriend, Zane, she remembers bits and pieces... but at what price? She has already gotten a message from an old friend, and from her old self. Is she truly ready to face the past? Well, she dives into an interesting adventure with Zane, where they want to have the Pretty body, but have their own mind. As they continue through this path way, they want to escape the bonds of their city. As she and her *crim* pals make their way to their only escape - Smoke, Tally is faced with yet another dilemma. She has two choices, to stand strong for what she believes in or chicken out. Each with a terrible price. Which is she willing to pay? I guess you'll have to read it to find out. ;) **Keep in mind it has a GREAT ending! XD
Date published: 2007-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Sequel! This book is so amazing! This book creates a world full of beauty, horror & deciet! A great sequel!
Date published: 2007-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Predictable… I was not too pleased with this novel…it was the same story. Same plot. I understand that it’s the second to the sequel but I thought maybe he [Westerfeld] might change and make the plot thicken and draw readers into the Special, but I can honestly say that I am not wanting to waste my time reading Westerfeld’s work again. I am not pleased at all.
Date published: 2007-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was AWSOME! Wow. I Cant Beleive it! This Book was Love, Freindship And Betrayal all packed into one book! I think that the "Magical" Effect Of the life style was absolutely Great! The Characters were People others can realy relate 2! I Highly Recommend That you Purchase this Book Tip: Make sure you have plenty of time to read. I assure u .. YOU WILL NOT WANT TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN!
Date published: 2007-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from woahoh this book was great, as was the first one of the trilogy. in both of them i cryed my eyes out and it'll probably happen again when i read the third book. i definitely recommend this book to anyone- especially someone that is willing to read the whole trilogy.
Date published: 2007-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bretahtaking!! Probably the least attention grabbing of the three books but still great which says alot about the other 2. Adventure and romance keeps you reading. Alos the curiosity of who Tally will choose (understand what I mean when you read the trilogy)
Date published: 2006-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldnt put it down! I read the pretties and I LOVED it! The action never stops, and I couldn't put it down. Advice for reading this book: Make sure you have enough time to read in one go. I made the mistake of trying to read between classes.
Date published: 2006-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Damn I've read the first two books of the trilogy and i have fell in love with them. i've reread them so much i can't wait until the third book, Specials, comes out. Pretties was very exciting and a very good read. i suggest everyone reads these books!
Date published: 2006-02-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty yet Not so Good I did enjoy this book because it made me think and wonder if this is where our society is headed. It wasn't as good as the first book, Pretties didn't give me the same feeling as Uglies and it sort of dragged on. I was very disappointed with the ending.
Date published: 2006-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5/5 Amazing book. Mr. Westerfield really gets you thinking about these book. It is unbelievable! You will become absorbed in the pages of endless words, and entranced by the thought if this is what the world is to become. I couldn't put it down! I am patiently waiting for the last book in the series to come out called Specials. Thank-you Scott Westerfield, for the book that no one I know whos read it could put it down
Date published: 2006-02-03

– More About This Product –

Pretties

by Scott Westerfeld

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 in

Published: May 3, 2011

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442419806

ISBN - 13: 9781442419803

About the Book

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.

From the Publisher

In Tally''s world, your 16th birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellant Ugly into a stunningly attractive Pretty, and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is having a really good time. Just before her birthday, Tally discovered that turning Pretty comes with a terrible price. She vowed to accept the operation, but with the understanding that her friends on the outside would rescue her, and let her be the guinea pig for the experimental and highly dangerous cure they''re developing.

But in the second book of the Uglies series, Tally''s Pretty. And everything''s changed. The new, Pretty Tally is totally happy right where she is. She doesn''t think she needs any kind of cure at all. When someone from her Ugly life shows up with a message, Tally has a hard time listening. Did she really promise to give all this up? Is she bound by a promise she made when she was a different person? If there is anything left of the old Tally, how will she fight her way out to keep her word and help her friends?

About the Author


Scott Westerfeld
‘s other teen books include the Midnighters series, Peeps, So Yesterday, and The Last Days. He divides his summers between Sydney, Australia, and New York City.

Appropriate for ages: 12