Author: Scott Westerfeld
But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to become a pretty. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world—and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally a choice: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. Tally's choice will change her world forever....-G00dreads
Review: I'm normally a big fan of Scott Westerfeld but this book did not work for me. It was like he had a checklist of every issue teens face and tried to shove them into this book. I am definitely not the target market of this book so perhaps that is part of the issue. I also found the pacing extremely slow.
One interesting note-during our book discussion for this we all had slightly different ideas as to what the "Pretties" looked like. I now envision them Alien-esque, like the Avatar movie (I initially was thinking they looked like mini-versions of the real housewives).