Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Uglies In Tally Youngblood’s futuristic world, pretty is everything. The government has decided that if everyone looks the same, wars over ethnic and cultural differences will die a natural death and everyone will be peaceful…and Pretty. Life is just a waiting room, until that magical 16th birthday when government sanctioned surgeons nip and tuck former adolescent Uglies into gorgeous, cookie-cutter Pretties, who get to party nonstop and never worry about tomorrow. Until Tally meets Shay, all she wants is to be pretty. But then Shay tells her about a far away phantom society called the Smoke where people actually choose to stay Ugly and don’t care about parties. When Shay suddenly disappears, the government wants to know why. They tell Tally she must lead them to Shay or risk being Ugly forever. How can Tally choose between her best friend and her future? And does she have any hope at all of finding Shay? Or the Smoke? Uglies is an edge of your seat thriller, strong social commentary and richly characterized story, all rolled into one. It will have you thinking twice about your addiction to Extreme Make-Over! And the cliff-hanging ending will have you racing back to the library to check out the next three books in the series:Pretties, Specials, and Extras.

12 thoughts on “Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

  1. These books are awesome. definitely worth the money and time, i strongly reccomend them to everyone.

  2. Me too! I seriously haven’t met anyone whose read them and hasn’t loved them, both adults and teens.

  3. I LOVE this series. I think that it is very well written. I have not met many people who’ve read them either.

  4. Really? I feel like SO many of my students discovered Uglies last year. I’m glad you like them, they’re some of my favorites as well.

  5. I got a bunch of my friends into reading them. Its kind of ironic how as soon as the 4th book comes out everyone notices them eh. Its awesome that people are reading them though because they are really good.

  6. i read this book like last year or the year before. im the only one that has read it, that i know of all my friends have never read it. (well there was this one other person who read it too, but they really didnt like it.) & ihave to agree that this book was well written & both worth money & time, i just havent been able to read the rest of the books, but dont worry its on my to-read list! 😉

  7. I am reding Uglies, I can’t wait to read: Pretties, Specials, and Extras. I hope its worth it! ;-D



    Ok. I’m done with the over excitedness now….

    so anyway…

    I usually don’t like much sci-fi (prefering fantasy) but this series is REALLY REALLY good! It can appeal to everyone, no matter what your genre is…

  9. I thought this series was OK. They were a little funny, but I found some parts extremely boring and long, but I really like the story.

  10. I just read this series not that long ago. I loved the first three, but i didn’t really like Extras. I liked seeing a different city and to see how people looked up to Tally, but other than that I don’t think the series benefited from it.

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