Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: November 1, 2005
Gorgeous. Popular. Perfect. Perfectly wrong.
Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted.
But beneath all the fun -- the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom -- is a nagging sense that something's wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally's ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what's wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold.
Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life -- because the authorities don't intend to let anyone with this information survive.
Review: It was great! The book starts up about a month after Tally's operation. You really get a good look at what exactly the operation does and how it changes you. It was amazing how much the operation changed you and what people had to do to overcome the effects of it. It was pretty amazing the differences between being ugly and pretty. It was interesting how during the operation the specials could choose what you did and did not remember. If there was something the specials felt was something you didn't need to know or remember they made it fuzzy by messing with your brain during the operation so that you couldn't remember unless you got cured of the fuzziness or overcame it somehow on your own. All the new technology was pretty amazing too although I don't think I'd be very fond of certain pieces of it. It was shocking the types of technology the government could come up with, and it really makes you think "what if our government did that?" The action involving the New Smoke starts up right away, and it was interesting how they came into the picture in the beginning. The action through out the book doesn't disappoint whether its dealing with the New Smoke or just Tally and her friends up to their same old tricks. Great sequel to Uglies. :)