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Secrets : Le guide de l'univers d'Uglies (Uglies)

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Après la série culte Uglies, ce guide indispensable de Scott Westerfeld vous dévoilera, entre autres, tous les secrets des Pretties, des Specials, des Extras et de leurs bandes, tous les accessoires ultra-sophistiqués de Tally et de ses amis, ainsi que l'histoire de leur monde et de l'étrange maladie du pétrole qui ravagea l'humanité...
Paperback, 193 pages
Published November 6th 2008 by Pocket Jeunesse (first published October 21st 2008)
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Erin
Feb 01, 2009 Erin rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who has read one of the Uglies books
Shelves: yafiction
Bogus to Bubbly takes fans of Westerfeld's Uglies series behind the scenes. For anyone who hasn't read any of the Uglies books - Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and Extras - the series is a futuristic look at what could happen down the road, told first from the perspective of sixteen-year-old Tally. In the future, children are considered Uglies as soon as they turn twelve, until they reach the age of sixteen and can have the surgery that turns them into a Pretty. The Uglies series is one of my favor ...more
Lacey Louwagie
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Amelia
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Rachel
Westerfeld seems so pleased about being a geek that he forgets that it's important to get science right.

1) "The word 'nano' means 'a billionth'" - no, the word "nano" in today's culture probably means someone's iPod; the PREFIX 'nano' totally means a billionth, and yes, this is nitpicking, but it is actually really crucial to get it correct
2) "Current superconducting materials have to be kept, like, a hundred degrees below zero" - this sentence is scientifically useless without saying which temp
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Emma (Miss Print)
Sometimes, when a book series gets really popular, writers will try to cash in by writing unauthorized guides to the story or books about the "science" behind popular fantasy titles. Then, rarely, you get a book like Bogus to Bubbly: An Insider's Guide to the World of Uglies (2008) that was actually written by the ultimate insider: Scott Westerfeld.

Uglies is a series of books (one trilogy and a companion book) about a world in the future where in order to prevent war and strife everyone gets pla
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Angela
This companion book to UGLIES series by Scott Westerfeld is full of all sorts of great information about the books and the world Westerfeld created. You get info that was IN the books and well as more detail that was NOT in the books. There is a history of Tally's world (detailing how the Rusties crashed and the hundreds of years that followed up until we meet Tally in UGLIES) and more detail about life in Tally's world (being Pretty, Gadgets, Cliques, Names, Slang, Science, etc). You also get s ...more
Airiz C
Fans of Scott Westerfeld's "Uglies" series will definitely give this fun and helpful companion book a thumb up. It's like a reel of bloopers and behind the scenes for a well-loved movie, and what's better is that it is written by Scott Westerfeld himself. It is chock-full of the fictional history of Tally Youngblood's world, from the days of the Rusties, the Diego War, and upto the age of Mind-Rain and face ranks; the technology present in the post-scarcity dystopian society, including maps and ...more
Dannielle Buckley
I was really hoping this book would give more insight to the unanswered questions in my mind about the world of Tally and her friends but unfortunately, it was mostly just reiteration of what we already knew compiled altogether in one book. For example, I wanted to know how the explosions happened but Westerfeld writes, "No one knows for sure exactly what happened, perhaps it was..." and then goes on to repeat the possibilities that he already suggested in the books. I was hoping he would give u ...more
Nya Knox
Bogus To Bubbly
Scott Westerfeld
I really loved reading this book. I love how the author puts so much thought into his books and the plot in his books and the characters in his books. I love the themes that are in place in his books and along with all the facts that I learned from reading this book Reading about the background for the ideas, gadgets, history, etc. in the series is so interesting.He wrote that he was thinking about the cutting that some teenagers do as well as plastic surgery. He
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Sabreen
For Uglies fans, this is a fascinating in-depth look at the world of Uglies, as well as insight into how Scott Westerfeld created Tally's world. I was impressed at how well-fleshed out some of the scientific details were, such as the section on nanos and the hoverboard manual. The background research was also interesting. My favorite sections would probably be the beauty section (those hypotheses were intriguing) and the slang section (if I owned this book, those rules would be a great resource ...more
Cassie
A really good insider guide, unlike typical "guides" for books, this actually gives you new information and insight to the story. It starts with some history and a quick recap of some key events, and then goes into Scott Westerfield's process/research (i.e. The Science of Beauty, Nanos, Magnets, and how these all relate to the story) and talks about various story elements (such as the social differences in life phases in Prettytime, cliques, gadgets and inventions) There are illustrations and hu ...more
Elizabeth
This might be my favorite book in the Uglies series, which I guess is kind of a funny thing to say about a book that doesn’t further the story any. But I really do enjoy these behind the scenes type books, and author Scott Westerfeld does a great job of including factoids that are interesting as well as informative. Plus, he can be pretty entertaining (the bit about "Panzercrappitastica Bonechomper" had me almost snorting a mouthful of water at my Nexus’ screen).

Some of the sections weren’t tha
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Seth
Sep 27, 2008 Seth rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Uglies fans
Recommended to Seth by: Me :) (but my friend recomended Uglies the series)
Shelves: 5-star-books
I just finished this book and I got it like yesterday or something. It was really good and I learned a lot about the series.
Cassy
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Julie Suzanne
So far, I've enjoyed hearing the real-life story that inspired Westerfeld's idea for the novel, but I could have, had I searched it out, found that on the internet. I've never read an "insider's guide" to a book or book series before and had always wondered what the heck they are. So I'm trying it out. I wonder if I'd have liked this more as a teen. I guess I'm supposed to pretend that I AM a character in Westerfield's utopia, and if I were, here is the handbook for operating the hoverboards. He ...more
Victoria
A fun and interesting companion to the Uglies series that any fan probably wants to read. It's not the kind of thing you'd want to waste money on unless you're hard-core, but pick it up from a library, or just read it right in the bookstore. It's short enough.

In these pages, Scott Westerfeld authors his own insider's guide to the world he created, which is great for a lot of reasons. One, it doesn't get any better than when the author tells you about his own thought processes, ideas, and hidden
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Laura
In January I'll be leading a book club so I've already read the four-book trilogy and Mind-Rain: Your Favorite Authors on Scott Westerfeld's Uglies Series to prepare.

Mind-Rain: Your Favorite Authors on Scott Westerfeld's Uglies Series is a series of essays about Tally's universe with occasional notes by the author, Scott Westerfeld. Bogus to Bubbly is written by Scott Westerfeld and explains his inspirations and interpretations of his own work.

It reads like a narrative with a wry sense of humor
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♥Belleza★✰
This isn’t exactly a review. Scott Westerfeld has written a series called “The Uglies Series” it seemed to have started as a trilogy, but ended up with 4 books (please don’t make me spell that). This book is like a cheat sheet, a reference book to the series. A book to have handy while you’re reading the series, since a dictionary won’t help.

Scott Westerfeld tells us where he got the idea for the book (HAH! You’ll understand if you read it.) and where he came up with some of the terms and the ‘l
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Chrystal
I appreciated reading about the background for the ideas, gadgets, history, etc. in the 'Uglies' series. I think it shows how much thought he put into the world of Uglies. I think he should have put the part about 'cutting' in the back of 'Specials,' so people could know his intentions while reading about Tally in case they never pick this book up.

He wrote that he was thinking about the cutting that some teenagers do as well as plastic surgery. He said, "Surgery also involves slicing flesh, afte
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Katrina
Mar 05, 2012 Katrina rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who has read the Uglies Quadrilogy
I blew through this book. I really enjoy reading the author's thoughts behind the books that I enjoy. If anything, I wish Westerfeld had gone more indepth with his "Insider's guide". This book is not meant to be a fantastic work of fiction, or of science, for that matter. He includes both in it, however. I quite enjoyed getting to read the original first chapter of Extras: the same story, from a totally different point of view. (I am also glad he did not write the rest of the book like that.)

Wes
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Lottie Panebianco
Bogus to Bubbly takes fans of Westerfeld's Uglies series behind the scenes. For anyone who hasn't read any of the Uglies books - Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and Extras - the series is a futuristic look at what could happen down the road, told first from the perspective of sixteen-year-old Tally. In the future, children are considered Uglies as soon as they turn twelve, until they reach the age of sixteen and can have the surgery that turns them into a Pretty. The Uglies series is one of my favor ...more
Anna Phoenix
I am someone who, when I'm into something, wants to know everything there is to know about it. Trivia, behind-the-scenes information, commentaries, illustrated guides, etc. - I eat it all up. So I jumped at the chance to read this book...and I wasn't really all that impressed. Yes, Scott Westerfeld created a novel world with the Uglies series, but I get the feeling that he's a little overly pleased with himself and trying to toot his own horn with this book. Rather than objectively presenting th ...more
Mikala
Mar 03, 2013 Mikala rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: uglies-pretties-specials-extras fans
If you love the world and technology in Uglies than you would probably enjoy this book alot. If that aspect never much interested you than you may find it dull. I read it from cover to cover although since it's not a real story book than you could just jump around to the things your interested in. There were some really facinating tidbits about the the scientific reasons why we find certain people pretty over others and there was the original first chapter of Extras that was written through Hiro ...more
Ashley
Jan 07, 2010 Ashley rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Uglies series readers
Recommended to Ashley by: BreAnne
I really loved reading this book. I finished it in just a couple of hours and I enjoyed every second of reading it. This series was such a fun one for me. I love that Scott Westerfeld puts so much thought into his books and the plot in his books and the characters in his books. I love the themes that are in place in his books and along with all the insider facts that I learned from reading this book it made the Ugly series even more enjoyable for me. At the end of this book there is also a coupl ...more
Melissa
A good book to help you understand a lot of the things in the uglies series. Almost a way to help you create an image in your mind of a lot of the devices they use in the four books uglies, pretties, specials and extras. I was very surprised to see that what i had pictured was a lot like what scott westerfeld had hoped us to imagine as we read. Very good book.
Lady Knight
I bought this from a Scholastic Book Fair and was really impressed with it. Usually I dislike companion-style books as they are nothing but the author tooting their own horn. This one was differnent.
It's filled with maps of Tally's word (and Aya's), diagrams of hoverboards, crash bracelets and the like. As well it explains things any true fan would want to know, like how Scott Westerfeld came up with Tally's name, and most of the other characters as well (did you know that Peris was originally a
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Carrie Rzeppa
Really glad I read this after I finished the series. Many of the ideas and themes he is suggesting through the plot are evident to the reader, but a few of the things I read in this title gave me "Ah-ha" moments. The book is a really interesting "guide" to Westerfeld's thought process behind the series- and a lot of history, science and social commentary went into his fiction writings.
Brooke
Do NOT read this if you haven't read all four books in the Uglies series yet. It has spoilers to basically the entire plot (especially about Tally and Zane).
Other than that, it was interesting to find out more about the world of the Uglies series.
Tamara Kerner-carter
Bogus to Bubbly: An Insider's Guide to the World of Uglies was actually written by the author of the series Scott Westerfeld. It gives insight to the book. I really enjoyed reading his thoughts on the "science" of Tally's world.
Laura
It was certainly interesting to read this book in French. Anyway, I enjoyed reading the explanation of Tally's world, although a lot of it I had figured out for myself by reading the series and provides a nice recap (as well as a desire to re-read the entire series). There is enough "new" information to be worth reading, but not enough of a pull for me to buy it. I guess I'm not much of a "Guide to the world I've created" person, although I can definitely say that the research Scott Westerfield ...more
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Scott Westerfeld is a New York Times bestselling author of YA. He was born in the Texas and now lives in Sydney and New York City. In 2001, Westerfeld married fellow author Justine Larbalestier.

He is best know for the Uglies and Leviathan series, and his next book, Afterworlds, comes out September 23, 2014.

His book Evolution's Darling was a New York Times Notable Book, and won a Special Citation f
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Other Books in the Series

Uglies (4 books)
  • Uglies (Uglies, #1)
  • Pretties (Uglies, #2)
  • Specials (Uglies, #3)
  • Extras (Uglies, #4)
Uglies (Uglies, #1) Pretties (Uglies, #2) Specials (Uglies, #3) Extras (Uglies, #4) Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)

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