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Friday, March 16, 2012

Specials - Scott Westerfeld

I really enjoyed Uglies – the idea of a future time when people had decided that to end strife, they’d make everyone equally beautiful, and give them all the luxury they could ask for, but in reality were giving everyone brain surgery to take away most of their aggression and curiosity, was really interesting. I liked the story of Tally, who had not yet had the operation, and really wanted to be Pretty, and the struggle she had when she found out what being Pretty really meant.

The other two books in the trilogy didn’t work as well for me. The middle book was ok, but I wasn’t satisfied at all with this book and the final ending. At this point, Tally’s been further modified to be Special, an enforcer of the peace, who supposedly really knows what’s going on, but naturally still has some modifications going on. I just didn’t like how that story line went. I can’t put my finger on why, but I really wasn’t feeling it. Shame too, because after the first book, I thought I’d be keeping these around, but they’re going the Bookmooch pile now that I’ve read all three.

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