Spencer’s Corner~Pretties

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Synopsis: Tally Youngblood is popular and Prettyville boyfriend Zane leads the Crims gang. But Croy from her past smuggles in a message and pills. Her best friend Shay is jealous. Evil Dr Cable from the Specials is in pursuit. How can she reconcile her past, present, and future?

Review: That is bubbly. That is so bogus. That isn’t pretty-making…

I think I just rewrote Pretties. I have now saved you time in reading this book. Your brain cells have been saved, you’re welcome.

The story follows Tally as she is living in New Pretty Town. She is trying to join a gang called The Crims. They preform various pranks that help them to feel “bubbly”. It is set a few months ahead so you don’t know everything that has happened when you start.

On a serious note this book was so terrible compared to the first book in the series Uglies. If I have to read the words bubbly, bogus, or pretty-making ever again I might just go insane. The author basically replaced every adjective in the book with those words. The choices Tally makes throughout this book are all way beyond stupid… I thought it was written by a completely different author and it just saddened me to see this series go down this road. I probably won’t continue on with the remainder of this series. There are too many good books that I would rather spend my time reading.

This book gets 1.5 stars because at least the third part of the book was a little faster paced. Although the book is faster paced the plot doesn’t get any better and it really doesn’t feel as I am reading a different book than the first book.

About the Author: Scott Westerfeld is a New York Times bestselling American-born author of YA sci-fi literature. He was born in the Texas and now lives in Sydney and New York City. In 2001, Westerfeld married fellow author Justine Larbalestier.
His book Evolution’s Darling was a New York Times Notable Book, and won a Special Citation for the 2000 Philip K. Dick Award. So Yesterday won a Victorian Premier’s Award and Midnighters 1: The Secret Hour won an Aurealis Award. Peeps and Uglies were both named as Best Books for Young Adults 2006 by the American Library Association.

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