Monday, July 24, 2006

Book Preview: Uglies

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Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Teen Sci/Fi

Satisfaction Rating: 2.5 out of 5 books

Guilty Pleasure Rating: 5 out of 5 books

Think Sweet Valley High but a little dignified. Not that I've read any of the Sweet Valley High twins' sagas but I know you get the point. Understandably, this novel is written for the same age set. That's why I don't understand why I read it! And what's doubly confounding is that my 32- year-old guy friend was the one who recommended it! And he's recommending the whole Scott Westerfeld teen trilogy (Pretties (2nd) and Specials (3rd)). If you're a twenty-something who runs out of reading materials in the dead of the night or you're in the middle of a dessert and you happen to have nothing in your book bag but this book, it's not going to be that bad a read. It was entertaining really. And toward 3/4 of the book, you wouldn't want to put it down anymore until you finish it. Believe me, if you're in the middle of the desert, you'd wish you have the rest of the trilogy with you.

Here are the other two novels of Westerfeld's trilogy. You may click on the pictures for a synopsis/review/preview:

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