Pretties by Scott Westerfeld – Dystopian Books Review

Moscow 2042 by Vladimir Voinovich - Dystopian Books Review
Moscow 2042 by Vladimir Voinovich – Dystopian Books Review
January 31, 2020
Naughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman - Dystopian Books Review
Naughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman – Dystopian Books Review
February 2, 2020

Review, Summary, and Synopsis of the Novel Pretties

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld is the second sequel in the Uglies trilogy and show us a different version of Tally’s world. With the first book ending on Tally giving herself up to join the experiment and find a cure for the Pretties, this book starts by showing that Tally transformed into a Pretty and forgot the reasoning behind it. The story goes on to tell us that Tally adapted significantly well to her new lifestyle. She became best friends with Shay and Peris again. She also joined a group called Crims. Pretties is the new name of the Uglies, and now they are described as Rebels. 

This post contains some affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you.

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Genre: Fiction / Science/ Dystopian

Pages: 370

Goodreads Rating: 3.85/5

My Ratings: 7/10

For The Latest Price: Pretties

Review and Summary of the Fiction Novel Pretties

***Warning Spoilers Below This Point***

Pretties representative of the former Uglies were rebelling against the government. Even though it seemed that Tally is happy, she and her friends still try to return to their previous state because they realised that they were more in control of themselves.

When Tally met Zane, another Crim member she started realising that there was more to her life than just being pretty. He recounted her previous experiences with the Smokies, which made Tally receive some of her memories back. She, along with Zane, took the medicines to cure them but the two medications work, only if mixed together and not divided. They made a colossal mistake ending in both of them not being fully cured.

Tally after getting some of her memory back wandered on an almost impossible and unlikely journey of finding the location of the new Smoke. During her trip, she encountered many adventures and people who were confined in a village and experimented upon to reduce their violence. When she was presiding in the village, David discovered and saved her. He took her to the new Smoke.

Soon after she arrived at the Smoke, a realisation hit her that when Zane went to the hospital to get himself checked he had a tracker inserted in him. The tracker informs government of his whereabouts and also Tally’s location. Tally decided to run away with David following her. She went back to Zane, with the aim to save David before she gets caught. To protect David, Tally informed Zane that she never had a relationship with him.

Final thoughts on the Novel Pretties

This sequel gives an exciting and complex dimension to the series. The author introduced several new characters and examined in depth the natures of two previous ones; namely Shay and Peris. Apart from this, the book refrain to focus on some of the main characters. Generally I experienced a little disappointment in the storyline but I still feel the book deserves a 7 out of 10 rating.

For The Latest Price: Pretties

Latest posts by Max Atlas (see all)
Submit your review

Create your own review

Dystopian Books
Average rating:  
 0 reviews
Max Atlas
Max Atlas
I am Max Atlas; my only mission is to raise awareness of Dystopian fiction and share in a collective awakening. Together we will explore not only the best Dystopian Novels ever written but also new and upcoming Authors, giving future greats a platform to share their Dystopian Worlds.