Tally is Pretty, along with Shay and at the beginning of this book she is getting ready to be hopefully voted into a Pretty group called Crims. Zane is the leader and he and Tally have quite a bit in common. At the Crims party, someone from the smoke shows and tells Tally he will leave something for her. It's the cure, two pills, to allow her her ugly life back. With Zane, and with Specials chasing her, she decides to take the pills with Zane, splitting them. Stupid idea and an utterly stupid plot point in the book. If someone left two pills for a cure, I would assume you had to take them both. Tally is boring in this book, her character is not as engaging. Her and her Crim friends, most of them anyway, want to go back to un-Pretty life. We meet some old faves, Dr. Cable, Shay, David and Maddie, etc, and some new "groups" of people but the book falls flat and leaves Tally looking utterly ridiculous and unbelievable. It felt like pretty much of a rerun of Uglies, and I pretty much knew what was going to happen the minute Dr. Cable was back. Disppointing, hopefully Specials regains the fun and excitement of Uglies.
Read this one only because I wanted to find out what had happened at the end of the first novel. Although a quick read this story line quickly becomes a bore. Not a book I would reccomend. Although the whloe "everyone's perfect" plot seems catchy the only reason to keep going in the trilogy is because each book always leaves you hanging and wanting to know what is going to happen.