Version: Unabridged
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Narrator: Carine Montbertrand
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: August 2006
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 12 hours, 30 minutes
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Tally Youngblood is quickly approaching her 16th birthday and the mandatory pretty-making surgery that accompanies it. But Tally isn't sure if she wants to be a placidly happy Pretty. When a top secret organization threatens her with remaining Ugly forever, she reluctantly spies on the rebels who have refused the surgery. They think it changes more than just looks and are working on a cure. But they need someone to become Pretty to test it out.

"Teens will sink their teeth into the provocative questions ... [in this] high concept YA fiction that has wide appeal."-Booklist, starred review

Reviews (1)

Poor Narration

Written by Emily from Hixson, TN on July 16th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Simply put, the narrator's voice does not fit the characters/book. This is a book about a bunch of teenagers being narrated by a middle aged woman. The teenagers all sound nasally and slow (as in mentally handicapped) - especially the males. Just not the right person to be narrating this book. As far as the book, it was predictable and a bit shallow. I'll read the next one to see if it gets any better.

Author Details

Author Details

Westerfeld, Scott

Scott Westerfeld's teen novels include the Uglies series, the Midnighters trilogy, "The Last Days", an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and the sequel to "Peeps". Scott was born in Texas, and alternates summers between Sydney, Australia, and New York City.