Fascinating factoids like this are what Bogus to Bubbly is all about: tons of background info on how the series came to be conceived. Buy the eBook Bogus to Bubbly, An Insider’s Guide to the World of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld online from Australia’s leading online eBook store. Download. THE WORLD OF UGLIES, SET IN OUR NOT-SO-DISTANT FUTURE,is a complex place filled with bubbly technology and lingo, yet bogus rules.

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Anyway, this is a problem I’ve had with Westerfeld a lot – the mythology of Midnighters doesn’t hold up at all when you look at it, and it seems he goes for Rule of Cool a lot more than accuracy and realistic extrapolation, and overall he’s just way more nerd-fandomy than actually nerdy. This is a good companion to the Uglies series. You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you receive an item that is not as described in the listing.

He eventually whimpered out a slight message that it was bad, but it didn’t have the weight it should have had after all the time they spent talking about how “good” cutting is. Hoverboarding was such an essential part of the Uglies universe, it was nice learning some more about it. It’s all stuff you already know if you’ve read the books but it’s nice for a big fan of the series. Overall, a fun little book full of lots of info, facts, and trivia.

I think the skintenna and eyescreen would be really weird and annoying after a while, the crash bracelets and bungee jacket sound painful. The Uglies series gives a preview of what a future with controlled nanotechnology could look like, and it’s exciting.

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When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. I ended up marking up a chapter to use in class on expository texts.

So sure, he’s got science problems, but he’s also got science that now I want to look more into. In the future, children are considered Uglies as soon as they turn twelve, until they reach the age of sixteen and can have the surgery that turns them into a Pretty. For example, the author recognizes that cutting is a destructive behavior and discusses it briefly in this guidebook.


The surge also perfects facial symmetry, creating a pleasingly proportional look.

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Cables of this world. This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking.

As the author writing up his fantasy world’s history, he must know; otherwise this book is a waste. Why is this review inappropriate? The one thing that makes sense is the weird fetishizing of Japan and Japanese culture the honorifics, bogsu whole setting of Extras in Japan –apparently this was done because Scott Westerfeld is a weeaboo who was learning Bubbbly at the time of writing.

Why the heck are there honorifics in post-apocalyptic US, and why does everyone have such stupid names? This book as boghs as the rest in the series are suitable for teens and up. Disease and starvation have been eradicated, sleep is unnecessary, and it takes no time at all to go fromm the Bahamas to the moon.

Cal was infected by a parasite that has a truly horrifying effect on its host. Also, you get a wonderful feel for Westerfeld as a person, and he seems like a great guy with a sense of humor, really dedicated to his characters, universe, and writing in general. Scott Westerfeld proves himself as skilled at expository writing as he is in imagining a dystopian future, blending writing instruction, informative pieces about advanced technology, and sociological commen I suspect some fans pick up Bogus to Bubbly: Everyone else, by contrast, is ugly.

Reputation economy has existed to some degree for millennia, but the internet age provided new frontiers it would rush to fill, and in the tradition of pioneering science fiction authors Jules Verne, George Orwell, and Orson Scott Card, Scott Westerfeld anticipated its future trends. Nov 26, Emma Miss Print rated it liked it Shelves: The boook had some good insite but overall reading the books in the series was as informative as the book Bogus to Bubbly.

Other offers may also be available. Aya knows she is on the cusp of celebrity. We return to hard science with a treatise on nanoscale machinery, both as it occurs in the natural world and the ways humans have synthesized nanos in hopes of monumental medical breakthroughs in the future. Kieran chooses having to sleep eight hours a night, which doesn’t seem too annoying.


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Here’s a map of Prettyland. The author is good at age rating his books. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. And as bubbbly sitting through an hour of Scarcity every day wasn’t depressing enough, it’s final projects time.

I love how the author puts so much thought into his books and the plot in his books and the characters in his books. This is part of the Uglies set which I recently bought for one of my daughters for Christmas. Jan 21, Katrina rated it really liked it Recommends it for: And so feom more, it’s mind-wrecking.

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I enjoyed reading Westerfeld’s explanations on why he made some of the writing decisions that he did. Her only chance at stardom is to kick a wild and unexpected story.

It reads like a narrative with a wry sense of humor In January I’ll be leading a book club so I’ve already read the four-book trilogy and Mind-Rain: This book definitely rewards Uglies fans for their intimate knowledge of the series. Sep 27, A.

Bogus to Bubbly: An Insider’s Guide to the World of Uglies

Learn more – opens in a new window or tab. It is a pretty quick read, and I would definitely recommend it for fans of the series. The section on hoverboard maintenance and operation reads like a user’s manual and is somewhat dry, as is the geography chapter featuring maps of America as it exists in Tally Youngblood’s day, but stick with it: May 06, Nya Knox added it.

Westerfeld delves into what we perceive as beauty and why, presenting biological reasons for it. Seller charges sales tax in multiple states. The “averaging hypothesis”, which suggests that people actually gravitate toward average-looking faces bkbbly contain a variety of genetic features, also has implications that deserve further thought. No additional import charges at delivery!

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