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Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
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May 17, 2011

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"Face it, Tally-wa, you're special."

Perhaps it was because I read Pretties so much after I'd read Uglies, or perhaps it's just that Pretties is more engaging, but the book was actually pretty good. Unfortunately, we start again with the flat, two dimensional characters who aren't very compelling. They're prototypes and characters like Zane work best if you have another model you fit in.

Nonetheless, the plot was pretty fast paced and, in times, rather interesting. It's fun to see how Tally's actions in Uglies got her back and how her own selfishness played right now Dr. Cable's hands. The ending left me curious about Specials, although I've heard it's not as good.

There were times when the book deviated into uninteresting drivel, but it was much shorter than in Uglies. I enjoy seeing Dr. Cable manipulate Tally and everyone around her and perhaps seeing why Special Circumstances does what it does in the next book.

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading (Other Paperback Edition)
May 17, 2011 – Shelved
June 11, 2011 – Started Reading
June 13, 2011 –
page 204
June 13, 2011 –
page 310
June 14, 2011 – Finished Reading
July 29, 2011 – Shelved (Other Paperback Edition)

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