Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

Published in 2005. 370 pages.

This second book in the young adult science fiction Uglies trilogy - which now somehow contains four books - wasn't as good as Uglies, but I still enjoyed it. Like Uglies, it's fast-paced and easy-to-read, and I think the social commentary about our obsession with unobtainable standards of beauty is terrific.

Before I read Uglies and Pretties, Scott Westerfeld was an "unread author" for me. I plan to read the rest of the series - Specials and Extras - too. That'll be four of the six books required for the Unread Authors Challenge.



  1. I'm really looking forward to getting to this series one of these days! I also have the first in his Midnighters series sitting here waiting to be read. Ahhh...why can't there just be six more hours in every day?

  2. that sounds really good. I'm also going to check out the 8 in 8 challenge you mentioned yesterday.