Westerfeld, Scott

Audiobook CD - 2006
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.

Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2006
ISBN: 1428113363
Branch Call Number: CD YA WESTERFEL
Characteristics: 11 sound discs (12.5 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Montbertrand, Carine Narrator


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"Tally Youngblood lives in a futuristic society that acculturates its citizens to believe that they are ugly until age 16 when they'll undergo an operation that will change them into pleasure-seeking "pretties."

In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. But when her friend runs away to join the rumored resistance, Tall... Read More »

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Mar 12, 2012
  • mhaner02 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book had a lot of similar themes found in The Hunger Games. A strong female character and a very strong powerful controlling government to start with. I found this to be a great quick read. I look forward to the rest of the series.


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