Book 23 and 24: Uglies and Pretties

S has had these books for a while, and hasn’t gotten around to reading them. I’d seen some good reviews, but had largely delegated them to the “books for teenage girls” category. We audio books for S for our trip to New Jersey, so when I drove down to Florida a few weeks ago, I listened to them to pass the time – Uglies on the way down and Pretties on the way back.

They are post-apocalyptic dystopian kinds of books, both criticizing the way we live now, as well as presenting an even worse, Brave New World mixed with 1984 kind of future. Brilliant. I’m really looking forward to finishing Specials, which we started on the way back.