Friday, March 20, 2009
Pretties is a futuristic book about transforming from being an ugly to being a pretty. Tally disagrees with all the surgery that people have to through to become a pretty. Tally decides to run away... but the specials catch her and make her become a pretty. Tally does multiple things to try and become ugly again that sometimes involve a great journey.
This book is written by a sociology professor. He discusses his time in the early 90's while he was a grad student at the University of Chicago.Sudhir befriends a gang leader in the projects while giving him a questionnaire. The book provides a great look into the impoverished American society. Read it!
Milkweed is about a nameless orphan growing up in Nazi occupied Warsaw. His life is a tumultuous and chaotic, but he seems to love it with a child's unwavering love.
This was a great book! Misha's life really strikes you especially when he sees everything from a child's view. And, this idea that being nothing is better than anything, really almost hurts.