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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I may be able to use other chapters, too. We’re biologically hardwired to seek young partners. Or maybe ten people each know one piece, and that’s enough to put it all together.

Minimum monthly payments are required. Reading the first draft was weird. I’m always wary of how westerners depict future Asia as a mass of interchangable East Asians, totally discounting South Asia and the Middle East, or as a Japanese or Korean-centric society.

One, it doesn’t get any better than when the author tells you about his own thought processes, ideas, and hidden meanings. Reading through this insider’s guide made me feel a bit inferior in my own writing, because it lacks the level of complexity that Westerfeld put into his work.

It means that the people who know us best—our parents and children, our best friends and true loves—ultimately ‘forget’ what we look like. Please enter a number less than or equal to An Insider’s Guide t Hoverboarding was such an essential part of the Uglies universe, it was nice learning some more about it. Westerfeld delves into what we perceive as beauty and why, presenting biological reasons for it.


If a million people look at a puzzle, chances are that one of them knows the answer. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.

I really enjoyed this behind-the-scenes look at the world that Westerfeld built in Uglies, as well as getting some of my questions answered! Select a valid country. He So far, I’ve enjoyed hearing the real-life story that inspired Westerfeld’s idea for the novel, but I could have, had I searched it out, found that on the internet.

Jun 09, Airiz C rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 21, Katrina rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Learn more – opens in new window or tab.

Report item – opens in a new window or tab. I don’t recommending reading this guide before the series because it contains spoilers and, truth be told, unless you know you like the books this guide will not be that interesting. Society accepts face-lifts and nose jobs, while, for obvious reasons, cutting is considered an illness. After a certain point, it’s just like David said to Tally: Extras is chronologically set apart from the first three Uglies novels, so it stands to reason it would have a section of its own in Bogus to Bubbly focused on the book’s reputation economy.

It’s all stuff you hubbly know if you’ve read the books but it’s nice for a big fan of the series. This book was a wonderful value for the price I bogue for it. Please enter a valid ZIP Code.

It is appropriate, which is nice seeing how not all books are now a days.

Impostors by Scott WesterfeldHardcover. InGo married fellow author Justine Larbalestier. Also, you get a wonderful feel for Westerfeld as a person, and he seems like a great guy with a sense bubbly humor, really dedicated to his characters, universe, and writing in general.


Preview — Bogus to Bubbly by Scott Westerfeld. Probably one of the better companion guides out there. Which makes me sad. It’s written like a real guide with cross-referencing between sections and an index.

Bogus to Bubbly

Not only are his tips invaluable for students of writing, but they tell us a lot about the evolution of human language, why we use the words we do and how those words are likely to change in the decades and centuries ahead. Also included are neat little tidbits that Scott was probably just bursting to tell people, like how many times the phrase, “I love you,” is said in the series only twice or that each book ends with the word that is the name for the subsequent book.

He also bbogus confronted the issue in “Pretties” of starving yourself for the same reason they cut themselves–to stay alert and focused.

That is the super, super short explanation of the series which is more complex. Dec 18, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant fo.

This guide to the series peels back the layers of the world, history, people, and places. But Westerfeld isn’t finished with his compelling observations on this subject. Image not available Photos not available for this variation. Overall, a fun little book full of lots of info, facts, and trivia.