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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (103,404 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott Westerfeld Narrator: Emily Tremaine Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Uglies Series Release Date: August 2015 ISBN: 9781442393950
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In Tally's world, your 16th birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellant Ugly into a stunningly attractive Pretty, and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is having a really good time. Just before her birthday, Tally discovered that turning Pretty comes with a terrible price. She vowed to accept the operation, but with the understanding that her friends on the outside would rescue her, and let her be the guinea pig for the experimental and highly dangerous cure they're developing.

But in the second book of the Uglies series, Tally's Pretty. And everything's changed. The new, Pretty Tally is totally happy right where she is. She doesn't think she needs any kind of cure at all. When someone from her Ugly life shows up with a message, Tally has a hard time listening. Did she really promise to give all this up? Is she bound by a promise she made when she was a different person? If there is anything left of the old Tally, how will she fight her way out to keep her word and help her friends? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Riveting and compulsively readable, this action-packed sequel does not disappoint. Just as good as its predecessor, it will leave fans breathlessly waiting for the trilogy’s final volume.”

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  • “Westerfeld has built a masterfully complex and vivid civilization. His characters are multidimensional, especially Tally, who wrestles with what she has done in the past and what she will be forced to do in the future. Uglies and Pretties are both nearly impossible to put down.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allie | 2/16/2014

    " Pretties is an amazing book. The world that Pretties is set in an absolutely wonderful world to imagine. Scott Westerfeld is amazing at creating characters, plot, and description. I never had any trouble in figuring out what exactly was happening, unlike other books. Basically, Pretties's plot is that Tally Youngblood has just become "Pretty" and she is living her new life in New Pretty Town. Then an old friend drops by and gives her a note, that she had written herself. She then realizes what exactly being "Pretty" meant. I love Scott's imagination. His writing is so bold, and he took a great risk of writing this book. I think he did an amazing job. This world of his is so intricate and he describes it so well. The only problem I have had with this book is it being a little too cheesy. Because seeing "Shay-la" and "Tally-wa" can get a little annoying. Other than that, it is wonderful. Pretties is a sterling book. It is an superb romance set in a superb world. I highly recommend this book and the series as a whole. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kacie Chaffin | 2/13/2014

    " This book started out slow and boring to me, but then picked up a bit. I'll likely read book #3. I've decided I hate the term "bubbly" though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 2/2/2014

    " I actually really enjoyed the first novel, Uglies, because I honestly believed in everything the main character was going for, and I eagerly began the second one and it was absolutely terrible. She turns into a 'pretty'. That's all I have to say. That's all I can say. Those are the only words that I can force out of my mouth when talking about this book. Other than that this book was definitely not pretty. It was, in fact, pretty ugly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abgelu | 1/27/2014

    " Began to get a bit repetative but was still addicted to reading the book. Good read :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean Marsella | 1/21/2014

    " I really like it!! I can't wait to read the rest. Really good, similar to hunger games, but slightly less violet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Millie | 1/18/2014

    " Good follow up to Uglies. I got tired of the pretty talk and if seemed to drag a bit at first. I was a little annoyed at the notions that God and religion are stupid... which they aren't. But, it was good in the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renata Melo | 12/20/2013

    " While the first book - Uglies - was a very interesting take on a dystopic future, the second book on the series falls flat and overly contrived. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aishah | 12/13/2013

    " pretty pumped out for Specials! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Priya | 11/17/2013

    " Not sure if I'm going to read the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyne | 11/13/2013

    " Its a good book! I loved the whole series and I read it over and over because its just that good! :) I recomend this book and series to anyone who wants a book they just can't put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fiona Pollard | 9/15/2013

    " I loved this book. It still isn't the best i've read but I loved it and couldn't stop reading until the end. I was so happy when she got with Zane. I just couldn't wait to read the other book to see how the relationship eveolved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/30/2013

    " Equal to the first book. Another great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 4/18/2013

    " Surprisingly philosophical. Great YA book about conforming, free will, and peace. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Obuchi | 10/22/2011

    " Pretties is going right up there with my favorite books. It took everything in Uglies and just let it explode in a way that made Scott Westerfeld's world crystal clear. I loved New Pretty Town and all of the characters in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 2/26/2010

    " If I could give this book four and a half stars I would! I thought, despite the somewhat slow start, it was a great follow up to Uglies and has left me wanting to read Specials pretty sharpish! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 2/6/2010

    " Super fast read. Each of these books seem to end with like a kind of shocking thing that was kind of expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitney B. | 4/21/2009

    " Still REALLY enjoying this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 12/30/2008

    " So much better than the first book. At first you may be like, seriously? bubbly? After not too long, it grows on you and you can't help but read the book the whole way through! I am glad I didn't give up on these books... because so far... it is only getting better! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 5/2/2008

    " This continues to be an interesting series, though I don't love the characters nearly so much as Leviathan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvi | 12/23/2007

    " nich so gut wie der erste Teil, aber immer noch klasse! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 10/20/2007

    " What an electrifying sequel! And my word, what an ending! I can't wait to see what happens in Specials. :) "

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About the Author
Author Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the bestselling Uglies series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy.

About the Narrator

Emily Tremaine is an actress and audiobook narrator. She has acted in several major motion pictures, including The Wolf of Wall Street and Obvious Child, and was one of the narrators featured on the audio version of Chuck Klosterman’s Eating the Dinosaur.