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Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
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Oct 26, 2009

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bookshelves: ya-lit, leavitt-library
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I did not like this nearly as much as I enjoyed the first one, though I am curious enough to read the next, and last one, Specials. I was very disappointed with the author that he wrote a young adult book that views starvation and cutting as being good. I know the Cutters in this book end up being the bad guys, but I think the way it is discussed does not make it very clear that these people need help. Also, when Tally and Zane starve themselves, that is never seen as something that should not happen. Instead, they get a gazillion compliments about how "pretty-making" they are.

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jacky I hadn't thought of those negatives. I'm curious to see what you think of Specials. I thought it had a totally different feel than the other two. I keep trying to get Extras out of the library, but its never there.

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