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Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.
I enjoyed the story, but there were times when I felt like the world was somewhat inconsistent. Likewise, Tally seems unrealistic at times. I guess I expected more because Westerfeld is so highly regarded (as is this series, I think?).
This book puts a total spin on beauty ideals, cosmetic surgery, good vs evil and all things unexpected. And it seriously makes you wonder about these peoples' brains and self-esteem! Read it, it's awesome!
This book was extremely good and it had me hooked when I read the first page. If you like this book, you should read "Pretties" , "Specials" , and "Extras". They're all super good, so READ THEM!!! SERIOUSLY!!!
As usual, with a good book, I pocked it up in the morning, and spend the entire day without moving an inch, reading it. I was up until 3ish in the morning, at which point I was physically unable to stay awake, and just kind of fell over. I have liked every book I have read by Scott westerfeld, and this series is one of te better ones (my favourite is really leviathan and behemoth). Unfortunately my brother is one to judge books by their covers and continually taunted me about reading "girl books", which was ridiculous (he has absolutely no taste, even when he isn't judging by cover) and his constant blathering made it rather hard to read. These books are awesome, Scott westerfeld is awesome, and anyone who hasn't has to read these books.
I don't think I've read anything of his and didn't like it. He writes amazing books with characters that really hold onto you. I loved it when he actually CAME TO THE LIBRARY and talked. He's hilarious.
this is hands down the best series u will ever read in your life. i think i will have to scream if u read this review and then dont read the book. there is not a page in this book where u will know what happens next. never a slow moment or one of those "is this book worth my time" moments. the best series on the face of this earth. ok im done but i hope i convinced you to read this book.
This is the first and best of this 4 book series about a dystopian future where everyone becomes "pretty" when they come of age. This book is definitely worth reading, but not as good as some contemporary teen dystopian fiction, like The Hunger Games.
THis book kept my attention through the whole of it and even though I had the last two of the series it belongs too I made myself wait till the Speials was in on my hold request to read them in order and am I ever thankfull I did!!! This series is very catching in its many varied plots and twists, you can't predict what will happen and or how the book/s will end, it's a very good read!! Highly recommended!!!