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Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (13)

Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? 
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there. 
But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world -- and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.

  • Kindle: 2259 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; Reissue edition (May 10, 2006)
  • ASIN: B000GCFY0I


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Scott Westerfeld's teen novels include the Uglies series, the Leviathan and Midnighters trilogies, and the so-called "NYC Trilogy": So Yesterday, Peeps, and The Last Days. Scott was born in Texas, and alternates summers between Sydney, Australia, and New York City. His next book, Afterworlds, comes out September 23, 2014.

REVIEW:
Kinda neat!
I read this book because of its' popularity. Almost every review I had read was favorable and it seemed like a good bet. I have to admit, the sci-fi nature had me worried, it's not usually my thing, but I worried for nothing.
This story was unique, unusual and groovy.
I liked the build up of this world, divided by looks. It's relatable, we live in a society that cares how people look more than how they act. Still, try to imagine if everyone looked the same.... Yeah, doesn't bode well with me either.
I can't wait to read the second book and find out if Tally gets rescued. It's gonna be eating at me until I do.
A great book that is easy to get through. I know why it's such a hit.


4.5/5


**No compensation was received for posting. Compensation will be earned if purchases are made from the links within. This copy was read free at PulseIt. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice.

Comments

  1. I have been meaning to read this forever...I do like the sound of it.

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  2. I have also seen many good reviews for this series, but have yet to try it! Thanks for the reminder!

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  3. My older daughter loves his series. I haven't read it yet, but I plan on it eventually!

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