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Pretties : The Uglies Series : Book 2 - Scott Westerfeld

Pretties

The Uglies Series : Book 2

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Tally has finally become Pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are cool, her boyfriend is totally gorgeous, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted.

But beneath all the fun - the non-stop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom - is the nagging sense that something is very 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…

About the Author

'YA's hippest author' Scott Westerfeld is the author of the hugely popular Uglies series. As well as the Midnighters series and three stand alone YA novels, he has written five science fiction novels for adults. He and his wife, Justine, divide their time between Sydney and New York.

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      Comments about Pretties:

      Pretties is the second in the "Uglies" trilogy. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading them. Thought provoking and fast paced - recommended for readers who enjoy dystopian or speculative fiction.

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      Scott Westerfeld

      Scott Westerfeld - In his own words...

      I’m the author of five science fiction novels for adults. I’ve also been an occasional ghost writer, which is like driving someone else’s car really, really fast for lots of money. (I could tell you what famous authors I ghost-wrote for, but then I’d have to kill you.) In my artsy days, I wrote music for artsy downtown New York dancers, some of which sounds like this.

      I have written three sets of books for young adults. The first is called Midnighters, a tale of five teenagers born on the stroke of midnight, for whom time freezes every night, revealing a dark and terrible hidden world. All three books are out now.

      My other trilogy is Uglies, set in a future where cosmetic surgery is compulsory when you turn 16, making everyone beautiful. Of course, there are some people who want to keep their own faces . . . but they’re not allowed. All three books—Uglies, Pretties and Specials—are out now. A companion novel to the trilogy, Extras, came out in October 2007.

      My third set of books is three stand-alone novels from Razorbill, all set in contemporary New York. The first is So Yesterday, about a cool hunter who runs afoul of a plot to end consumerism. The second is called Peeps, a "vampire" novel. The third is The Last Days, set in the same world as Peeps, which is also out now.

      I was born in Texas, and split my time between New York City and Sydney, Australia. (I have more frequent flyer miles than you do.) You can read many personal details of my life on my blog.

      Scott Facts

      Born: May 5, 1963
      Dallas, Texas, USA

      Family: Pamela, mother, from West, Texas
      Lloyd, father, from Crawford, Texas (the same town where George W. Bush bought his fake ranch in 2000)
      Wendy and Jackie, sisters (both older)

      Married writer Justine Larbalestier in 2001.
      No kids; no plans for kids.

      We split our time between Sydney, Australia and New York City. (Summers only, thank you.)

      Grew up in Texas, California, Connecticut
      My dad was a computer programmer in the 1960s-70s, when computers were as big as a house and came with a bunch of people to make them do stuff. He worked for Univac in its various forms, and we lived in Houston for the Apollo missions, in California for Boeing, and Connecticut for submarines, etc.

      Education: Arts Magnet High School, Dallas, Texas
      Vassar Philosophy BA in 1985
      New York University, graduate work in Performance Studies 1987-8

      Favourites
      Writer: Samuel R. Delany
      Book: I don’t know, okay? There are millions of them, you know.
      But as a kid: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
      Movie: Not as many as books, but I still don’t know. I think these kinds of questions are silly.

      Jobs held
      factory worker (making lead soldiers!)
      substitute teacher
      textbook editor
      software designer
      ghostwriter

      Six Interesting Facts
      1. I just bought a telescope (80mm primary)
      2. I am a vegetarian (for family reasons, mostly)
      3. My book So Yesterday has been translated into Slovene.
      4. Languages studied: Japanese, Spanish, and Latin. Languages fluent in: English.
      5. Justine and I are bisummeral, moving between the hemispheres to avoid the deadly scourge of winter.
      6. I never wear jeans. Never!

      Sports
      Basketball—we have season tickets to the WNBA’s Liberty, second row
      Cricket—newly discovered in Australia
      Tennis—played semi-competently, but not often enough

      Food
      Mexican and Thai are my favourite
      Italian is also quite excellent
      Tetsuya’s is my favourite restaurant in Sydney, indeed, in the world
      Otto is my current fave in NYC
      Favourite meal: breakfast
      Breakfast places of note
      Sydney: Hopscotch, Single Origin
      Dunedin: Bean Scene
      New York: La Palapa, Counter
      San Miguel de Allende: Nirvana


      For more info visit Scott Westerfeld's blog- CLICK HERE


      Follow Scott Westerfeld on Twitter - CLICK HERE

      Visit Scott Westerfeld's Booktopia Author Page


      ISBN: 9780857079145
      ISBN-10: 085707914X
      Audience: Children
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 384
      Published: 24th May 2012
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.9  x 2.3
      Weight (kg): 0.27