by Scott Westerfeld (Author)
Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted. But beneath all the fun – the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom – is a nagging sense that something is wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally's ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what's wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold. Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life – because the authorities at the Department of Special Circumstances do not intend to let anyone with this information survive.