by Scott Westerfeld
The 2nd in a trilogy (Uglies), Pretties continues Tally's story as she tries to test the cure for pretty-headedness. When the cure arrives in the form of 2 pills, Tally's memories of her escape to the Smoke and her betrayal of Shay come flooding back. Now it's her mission to see if the cure really works. Tally and her boyfriend Zane each take one of the pills, and get more clearheaded as time goes on. As Tally struggles with what she's done, Zane has a bad reaction. They must escape the city and make it to doctors who will really help--not add back the prettymind-making brain lesions. Full of adventure and chases, the ending will make you want to find the 3rd book, Specials, right away.