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Gossy Hearts Westerfeld

Justine Larbalestier and Scott Westerfeld

Gossy Reading

Gossy and I really do not know how to write book reviews. For the past few months we’ve been trying to write about a few books we liked. Each time we start our minds would wander and we would argue and in the end, nothing would get done. Today we are sitting down and forcing ourselves at least something about Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. Now, we’ve been debating whether we should discuss the whole series or just one book at a time. If we do all of them in one post, do we include Extras which is basically an… extra book of the Uglies Trilogy. Oh, and there’s also the guide called Bogus to Bubbly that was recently released. All this has totally left us brain-missing. Finally today, in a stroke of brilliance, we’ve came up with a way to describe the books plus what we think of them. (We took one of the descriptions from the author’s website…) Anyways, here it is:

Books: The Uglies Trilogy – Uglies, Pretties, Specials, Extras, and Bogus To Bubbly
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Genre: Sci-Fi, YA
Uglies- 9/10
Pretties- 7/10
Specials- 8/10
Extras- 8/10
Bogus to Bubbly- Totally Bubbly/10

Uglies, Pretties, and Specials:

It’s about a world in which everyone has an operation when they turn sixteen, making them supermodel beautiful. Big eyes, full lips, no one fat or skinny. This seems like a good thing, but it’s not. Especially if you’re one of the uglies, a bunch of radical teens who’ve decided they want to keep their own faces. (How anti-social of them.)

Extras: Extras takes place 3 years after the events Tally Youngblood caused in Specials and being pretty just doesn’t cut it anymore. Aya Fuse is just trying to get her face rank up but she’s practically a nobody, just an extra. She finally has her chance to kick a huge story on a group of danger-seeking girls but that quickly changes. While all of them are out at the mountains, they discover a secret so dangerous that it gets the attention of the most famous and slightly unstable face on Earth: Tally Youngblood.

Bogus To Bubbly: This is a cute and wonderful look into the world of Uglies. You get information about the history of Tally’s and Aya’s world plus a look into the science of it all. It is defiantly a must read for any Uglies fan.

I think we covered all the basics. I don’t think that was too bad for our first book review. Oh! We even got to meet Scott Westerfeld and his wife Justine Larbalestier at a book signing recently. It was beyond fun and they are both so sweet. Justine Larbalestier was there to promote her new book How To Ditch Your Fairy while Westerfeld was there to promote Bogus To Bubbly. We are new to Mrs. Larbalestier work so we’re taking this time to catch up. I did ask Gossy what he thought of it but he threw a shoe at me and told me “Shh!! Reading…” We’ll just have to wait until he’s done to get a review…

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Snag these totally bubbly books for yourself!
Uglies Series
Bogus to Bubbly
How to Ditch Your Fairy

  1. The Uglies trilogy sounds pretty interesting. I think I’ll try and find a copy of it here. It’s fun that you got to meet the author of the book 🙂

  2. I was recommended the series by Amazon and it’s on my list of books to read. :]

    • Michelle
    • May 7th, 2009

    I just wanted to say not bad for your first review. You did a great job.
    I have read the first three in the series Uglies, Pretties and specials. I cant wait to read Extras and Bogus to Bubbly. I envy you. Meeting
    Scott Westerfield must have been Exciting. He is a very talented writer. I am 40 yrs old and as long as his childrens books remain as intriguing as this series I will continue to read them. I give you a 10 Scott

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