|Author: Scott Westerfeld|
|Includes excerpts from Specials and from the new series Leviathan.|
From the Publisher:
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.
Being surgically transformed into a pretty is the ultimate happiness in 16-year-old Tally Youngblood's world. But a corrupt and brutal government makes sure that the pretties are also empty-headed, caring only for fun and parties. In a bold attempt to discover if there is a cure for being pretty, Tally has become one, and is desperate to return to a band of revolutionaries, the New Smokies, who intend to overthrow the government. This captivating young adult novel is the second book in a trilogy that opened with UGLIES. Scott Westerfeld is also the author of the popular young-adult Midnighters series.
"[A] continuation of this series' powerful theme of manipulation and betrayal. Exciting plot with intriguing technology--part three is eagerly awaited." 10/15/2005