This isn’t exactly a review. Scott Westerfeld has written a series called “The Uglies Series” it seemed to have started as a trilogy, but ended up with 4 books (please don’t make me spell that). This book is like a cheat sheet, a reference book to the series. A book to have handy while you’re reading the series, since a dictionary won’t help.
Scott Westerfeld tells us where he got the idea for the book (HAH! You’ll understand if you read it.) and where he came up with some of the terms and the ‘language’ he uses in the book. Be warned, if you read it before you read any of the books, there may be some things in there that could be considered spoilers. However if you are reading the books and getting totally confused, this book will clear up a lot of the confusion.
I checked this series out of the library. I have been reading books that took forever to get through and wanted something I could just burn through without being mind numbing. I read the first two yesterday. I think they’ll do the trick.