Lynne’s Weekend Book Review!
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Books: Uglies (Book 1), Pretties (Book 2), Specials (Book 3)
I absolutely adore this trilogy! Scott is a great world builder. The technologies of this futuristic society are unique and fun. He does a great job of capturing “voice”. For example, the “pretties” talk much differently than the “Specials” and so on. The hooks at the end of each book are brilliant and there are some profound social issues covered. I like the message it sends about a fake plastic "pretty" world. It’s a good clean series for our teen readers. I’m surprised it has not been made into movies.
“Everyone in the world was programmed by the place they were born, hemmed in by their beliefs, but you had to at least try to grow your own brain.”
Heat level: None. Only some mild kissing and that’s few and far between.