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#19719 in Books Simon PulseModel: 9781442419797 2011-05-03 2011-05-03Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 8.25 x 1.00 x 5.50l, .75 #File Name: 1442419792384 pagesSpecials Uglies Series 3 | File size: 34.Mb Scott Westerfeld : Specials (Uglies) before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised Specials (Uglies): 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Wow, Pretties really are vapid!By Corgi SorceressIn this sequel to Uglies,Tally has been turned into a pretty. At first, she seems to have forgotten her time in the Smoke, and the horrifying fact that the pretty surgery also adds lesions to your brain to make you more docile. When a member of the
Smoke visits Tally and hints that there is a cure waiting for her, she is hesitant to check it out, but also feels more alive after a rush of adrenaline during their encounter. With her new boyfriend, Zane, she discovers the cure, but is afraid to take it, so they split the pills, which has a devastating effect on Zane. The book then spends time showing how Tally and her clique, the Crims all try to make themselves wake up from their Pretty minds. The way that the Pretties talk drives me crazy, and I swear I gave up on understanding what "bubbly making" was after a while. Then the escape comes - with Tally taking an off course adventure to a very primitive tribe of people, set up as some sort of experiment. I'm assuming we'll here more about these people in the later books, if not it was just an odd part of the book. In the end, Tally is reunited with the Smoke, only to realize that she's inadvertently led the Specials to them again. Shay has become special and believes that Tally has betrayed her on more than one occasion. Tally is turned into a Special at the end of the book. I'll read the next book to see what happens.1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. A Well-Crafted SequelBy Fantasy LoverThe true sign of good writing is when the author makes you feel frustrated at the characters, fed-up, or even furious or irate. The fact that the author is willing to play with those types of emotions, even knowing that it could cause you to possibly hate the book, is a true sign of a good author. Scott Westerfield definitely does this in this book.PRETTIES starts off a few weeks after where UGLIES left off. Tally Youngblood is now a pretty and is loving every minute of it. She completely forgots some aspects of her Ugly life, and is living happily, yet unaware in Prettytown. Along with her best friend Shay, Tally is now a member of the Crims, a gang of Pretties who were "bad" back in their Ugly past. The Crims are led by the smoldering Zane, who (obviously) becomes Tally's love interest later in the book. But Tally's perfect Pretty world is turned upside down when an old friend from the (now destroyed) Smoke comes with a message for her from David, a past love interest whom Tally barely remembers. The result of this leads to Tally and Zane finding a mysterious bottle of pills that they believe can make them "bubbly". And at first, it does. But then Zane starts getting crippling headaches, Shay starts cutting herself, and everything that Tally once believed in she must now reconsider. Many favorite characters from UGLIES come back, along with some new ones, too, and PRETTIES is sure to leave you (once again) wanting more.This is possibly one of the only books I've read in which my favorite aspect of it is also the part of it that I hated the most. In this case, its the characters. For the most part, Scott Westerfield develops his characters quite well, and I thoroughly enjoyed the secondary characters. The three characters that were devloped the best, however, were also the three that I hated the most: Tally, Zane, and Shay. For Tally, I ended up hating her in the beginning for letting the lesions get to her, and then hating her in the end again because of the hurtful way she treats David (whom I love). Zane as a whole just bugged me from start to finish: the way he craftily took over the "hero" role, the way he stole Tally's heart without even bothering to think about the feelings she had for David, and his tagging along with Tally which resulted in both of them getting captured. I think most of us who have read the book can agree that, in the end, if Zane had made just one good decision when it was really needed, Tally would've ended up in a much better situation. However, he was neccesary to the story, and I credit him for that. And lastly, Shay. Ever since she became Pretty and dragged Tally into it with her, I've despised that girl. She lets her jealousy of Tally get to her, and ends up going down, yet always bringing Tally with her. If Tally's life would've been marginally better if Zane had made good decisions, imagine how much better her life would be if Shay hadn't gotten so jealous. My blood boils when I think of all she did to Tally, especially in PRETTIES.Overall (21.5/25):Plot: 4.5/5- At first it was pretty predicitable, but there were many twists and turns later in the book.Characters: 5/5- Scott Westerfield experiments with his characters so well in this book! I loved hating them!Setting: 5/5- I especially enjoyed the primitive world which Tally crash-lands into- it was so creative yet made perfect sense!Romance: 2/5- Tally's romance with Zane was very predictable, but the way she ends up hurting David (sob) was not.Teenage Factor (because I am one): 5/5- Any girl (or boy, although its more geared towards girls) who has read UGLIES will not want to miss this one.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. good sequel to UgliesBy RachelPretties is fun. The Pretties' culture is interesting, and it was cool seeing Tally's thought process as she tried to navigate it. It was a good follow-up to Uglies. "Special Circumstances": The words have sent chills down Tally's spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor -- frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally's never been ordinary. And now, in the third book in the series, Tally's been turned into a Special: a superamped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid. The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember. Most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more. Still, it's easy to tune that out -- until Tally's offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she's programmed to complete. Either way, Tally's world will never be the same. From School Library JournalGrade 8 UpThis final installment in the series is a warning of the dangers of overconsumption and conformity. Set some time in the future, after a human-made bacteria destroyed the modern world, the trilogy tells of new cities established and tightly controlled through brainwashing and a series of operations
leading to a compliant society. Tally Youngblood, the 16-year-old protagonist, learns in the first two books that free will and truth are more important than a false sense of security. In Specials, she has become an elite fighting machine, fully enhanced with nanotechnology and super-fast reflexes, and made to work as a Special Circumstances agent for the nameless city that she fled. As in the first two books, much of the story takes place with characters whizzing through the air on hoverboards, but Tally and her friends are in for some harsh realities here. Readers who enjoyed Uglies and Pretties (both S S, 2005) will not want to miss Specials, but those who have not read those books will not understand much of what is happening. Westerfeld's themes include vanity, environmental conservation, Utopian idealism, fascism, violence, and love. In this trilogy, the author calls for a revolution in our hearts and mindsthink The Matrix.Corinda J. Humphrey, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.About the Author Scott Westerfelds other teen books include the Midnighters series, Peeps, So Yesterday, and The Last Days. He divides his summers between Sydney, Australia, and New York City.