Uglies

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Simon and Schuster, May 10, 2006 - Young Adult Fiction - 448 pages
The first installment of Scott Westerfeld’s New York Times bestselling and award-winning Uglies series—a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend.

Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. In just a few weeks she’ll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty. And as a pretty, she’ll be catapulted into a high-tech paradise where her only job is to have fun.

But Tally’s new friend Shay isn’t sure she wants to become a pretty. 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 a choice: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. Tally’s choice will change her world forever.
 

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The thing I expected, but didn't find in this novel, was a clear vision of the dystopia. It really is written as a fast-moving adventure story based on a very slim premise. Make everyone pretty when ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jayeless - LibraryThing

This is a book that I read and adored when I was 13, and rereading it now, my opinion didn't change very much. You can probably read the blurb for yourself, but it encompasses a lot of themes that I ... Read full review

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Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the New York Times bestseller Afterworlds, the worldwide bestselling Uglies series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy. Visit him at ScottWesterfeld.com or follow him on Twitter at @ScottWesterfeld.

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