Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
After loving Uglies I was more than ready to fall back into Tally's world. At this book start Tally is finally pretty, which means the most important thing in Tally's world is figuring out the correct way to dress for "semi-formal." Sound exciting? Of course not.
I understand why the first part of the book were written as they were. After all how could we truly understand why being pretty was so bad if we didn't experience it through Tally's eyes. But even though I understood why it was happening that didn't mean I enjoyed it. So much of the book it felt like nothing was happening, and I longed for the Smoke world from the first book, just as Tally's subconscious does as well.
Thankfully, by the last third of the book the excitement picked up. This was definitely what I had been looking forward to, except by the time I reached it the book was over. If I was rating only the last third of the book, I would easily give it a 4, maybe even a 5. But since I'm rating the book as a whole, I can't justify it more than a 3. I'm just hoping the next book in the series, Specials, actually lives up to its name.
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