Like Uglies and Pretties, this is an action-packed read. (Unfortunately, a good portion of this story could be lost on one who has not read the previous two books.) Throughout the series, most of Tally’s choices have been forced on her, but she finally makes a decision on her own, showing courage. This book contains “cutting” (using pain as a way to achieve mental clarity) and a death of an important character. On the positive side, even the hardest characters are ultimately able to experience their entire emotional range.