Another set of books that convinced me completely were Uglies and Pretties (both Simon Pulse, 2005) by Scott Westerfeld. Books 1 and 2 of this trilogy could be our world in the future or could be another world entirely. I devoured them one after another. I worried and anguished along with Tally Youngblood and her friends and dreaded what had to come next in Tally’s life. I waited anxiously for Specials (2006) to be available. I talked about the two books I’d read to anyone who would listen. Specials finally arrived and again other things were shoved aside so I could read. Do Tally and her friends win?
I don’t want to spoil it for you by giving an answer, but I was disappointed with some preachiness at the very end of the book.
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