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Pretties (Uglies Trilogy)by Scott Westerfeld
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The Uglies series has more than 3 million books in print, has been translated into twenty-seven languages, and spent more than fifty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now all four books feature fresh new covers and will reach an even wider audience.
Tally’s adventures begin in Uglies, where she learns the truth about what life as a Pretty really means. She rebels against the surgery that will make her a Pretty, but ultimately succumbs. In Pretties, Tally has forgotten all about her Ugly life, and when she’s reminded, she has a hard time listening. And what little’s left of the old Tally is further compromised in Specials, because Tally has been transformed into a fierce fighting machine. But when she’s offered a chance to forever improve civilization, will she be able to overcome her brainwashing? The answer is evident years later in Extras, after the Pretty regime has ended. Boundless human creativity, new technologies, and old dangers have been unleashed upon the world. But fame and popularity can be just as dangerous as extreme beauty….
A fresh repackaging of the bestselling - and now classic - Uglies series
The first two novels of Scott Westerfeldand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;New York Times andlt;/iandgt;bestselling seriesand#8212;a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trendand#8212;now available in one edition.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Tally canand#8217;t wait to turn sixteen. Only then will she be able to have an operation to turn her from a repellant ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and live in New Pretty Townand#8212;a high-tech paradise where her only job will be to have fun. But when Tally finally becomes pretty, everything isnand#8217;t as perfect as it seems. Underneath all the beauty and luxury is a nagging sense that something is wrong.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Very wrong.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Searching for the truth, Tally discovers a whole new side of the pretty worldand#8212;and it isnand#8217;t very pretty.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Now Tally has a choice to make: fight to forget what she knows or fight for her life.
In Tally's world, your 16th birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellant Ugly into a stunningly attractive Pretty, and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is having a really good time. Just before her birthday, Tally discovered that turning Pretty comes with a terrible price. She vowed to accept the operation, but with the understanding that her friends on the outside would rescue her, and let her be the guinea pig for the experimental and highly dangerous cure they're developing. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;But in the second book of the Uglies series, Tally's Pretty. And everything's changed. The new, Pretty Tally is totally happy right where she is. She doesn't think she needs any kind of cure at all. When someone from her Ugly life shows up with a message, Tally has a hard time listening. Did she really promise to give all this up? Is she bound by a promise she made when she was a different person? If there is anything left of the old Tally, how will she fight her way out to keep her word and help her friends?
About the Author
Scott Westerfeld most recent novels are Leviathan and Behemoth, the first two books in a new trilogy. His other novels include the Uglies series, the Midnighters trilogy, The Last Days, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and the sequel to Peeps. Scott was born in Texas, and alternates summers between Sydney, Australia, and New York City. Visit him on the Web at scottwesterfeld.com or follow him on Twitter at @ScottWesterfeld.
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