Thursday, August 19, 2010


By: Scott Westerfeld
Published By: Simon Pulse
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from library , 425 Pages


Book Blurb : Taken from Goodreads

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.


I was bumbling around Goodreads and found the 4 book series Uglies. I must admit I borrowed from the library as I wasn't sure what to expect. Well I had a great time reading 'Uglies'. What a unique story!!

A clever way to weave environmental issues with human issues into one story. The brainwashing the humans had received to feel that becoming 'pretty' was the only status the 16yr olds needed. Everything else was taken care of. New Pretty Town was across the river and away from Uglyville. The parties and pleasures to find in New Pretty Town. Everything your heart desired.

The 'Rusties' of the olden days had attempted to ruin the planet with their disregard for it. The answer was no more discrimination , all were pretty and all were desired. But!! some did not want to become pretty, some were able to flee, escape with help from previous deserters, that's when the games begin.

Hoverboards, Dr Cable, Special Circumstances, betrayal and capture, death and friendships lost.

A great read. Book 2 'Pretties' is even better.

Peris, Tally's bestfriend has turned pretty. Tally is all alone in Uglyville awaiting her 16th birthday , all she wants is to become pretty. Shay enters Tally's life when she is most vunerable. ......let the deceit begin.



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