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Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
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Dec 23, 11

bookshelves: young-adult, dystopian, sci-fi, post-and-apocalyptic, didnt-finish
Read from December 18 to 21, 2011

Review also posted at The Wandering Fangirl.

I really loved Uglies . It was in the first wave of books I read when I began to read dystopian YA in earnest, and I was completely sucked into Tally's world. She was interesting, I loved the world building, I wanted to know more about all the secondary characters she met along the way. We even got to interview Scott Westerfeld about the manga accompaniment to Uglies at Girls Read Comics Too, and I'm excited to read it. So, when I finally cracked into Pretties, I was crushed at how much I didn't enjoy it. It makes sense that Tally would be a bit changed after going through the pretty surgery, but it was just so jarring -- she wasn't the same girl I'd come to love. On top of it all, the increased pretty-talk really got to me, and I had to stop reading before I saw another "bubbly" and punched myself in the face like a "crim" until I was "brain-less."

Maybe I'll give it another chance some day, now that I know what I'm getting into. I just knew that when it was time to take it back to the library and I hadn't finished it yet, I didn't care enough to get the book renewed.
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