Pretties (Uglies Trilogy (Pb))

Book 2 of 4 in the Uglies Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 4 - 12Z5.780363
A few years after rebel Tally Youngblood took down the uglies/pretties/specials regime, a cultural renaissance swept the world. Now popularity rules. Everyone craves fame—and fifteen-year-old Aya Fuse is no exception. But her face rank of 451,396 is so low, she’s a total nobody. An extra. Aya’s only chance to escape extra-land is to find a big story to kick—something wild and unexpected. Then Aya meets a clique of girls who pull crazy tricks. She knows she can propel herself into celebrity; but at what cost? There’s more at stake than Aya realizes in this spectacular conclusion to the Uglies series.
Hardcover, 370 pages
Published on January 1, 2010 by Perfection Learning
ISBN-10: 0756980267
ISBN-13: 9780756980269
16 Book Reviews
  • lovetoread26
    lovetoread26over 2 years55 stars
    Amazing! Tally is pretty. Life is a party until she gets a note-from herself. She uncovers a dark secret about her society and works to stop it and cure herself. She escapes and gets lost and must find her way back. The ending is surprising, you’ll love it!
    • christine_horse
      christine_horseabout 3 years44 starsFeatured
      I've fallen in love with this series! It's action-packed, with shocking turns and endings. I'm just a bit confused as to what the climax is? You would think the point when she jumped would be the climax, as Scott Westerfeld spent a good portion of the book writing about the events and trials Tally and Zane had to overcome in order to escape. But then he spends another big portion on the reserve, and nothing that exciting happens in there, other than the big chase. The climax is supposed to be the main trial, the most exciting part of the book, and then the rest of it kind of unfolds and is kind of a recap, a smooth ending. And the end isn't supposed to be that long, either. I've certainly never heard anyone drawing it out for a third of the book. But then, maybe the jump wasn't the climax. If not, I feel like Scot Westerfeld could have done a better job in showing the climax, which is supposed to be the obvious, most exciting part, the part that had the author had spent the whole rest of the part building up. Other than that, I really love the book. Yeah, I've spent a whole paragraph writing about some critiques I have of Pretties, but I could write a LOT about how well-written the book is if I wanted. I highly advise this book; you'll be up all night!
      • sapphhira
        sapphhiraover 7 years55 stars
        It shows a lot of adventure and action. Very futuristic.
        • nobodyhere
          nobodyhereover 8 years55 stars
          Tally finally turns pretty. Then she remembers why she's there. She has to save the world from turning into bubbleheads forever.
          • rozeb
            rozebabout 9 years44 stars
            Book club got me started on this series and is my favorite series at the moment. This book is awesome! This book was amazing!
            • milomaster11
              milomaster11about 9 years55 stars
              Amazing sequel to the Uglies. Tally has allowed herself to be turned into a Pretty so that she can find the cure for the Pretties. Perfectly happy with partying with Paris and Shay, Tally is soon met by one of her old, and still Ugly, friends. When she receives the a gift that could both save and destroy her relationship with Paris, will she choose to remain a Pretty of continue her mission?
              • otter
                otterabout 9 years
                Another cliffhanger! I sort of think it would not be bad to be a special, as long as you weren't evil.
                • otter
                  otterabout 9 years
                  I read for Uglies for a book club and I loved it! My friend is reading this one and she says it is even better! I really want to read it, because the first book had a terrible cliffhanger!!!!!
                  • jalslove
                    jalsloveabout 9 years
                    I cant wait to read this book
                    • hey
                      heyover 9 years55 stars
                      loved this book!!!! its really good and worth the read! along with the rest of the books!!!!