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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 8th 2005
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Book Club
, Post Apocalyptic
Series: Uglies (#1)
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 u...
In Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, the main character Tally goes through a conflict regarding her conforming to society’s expectations. Everyone in this dystopian novel is considered to be ugly until they get an operation at age 16 that turns them pretty. Tally is faced with either conforming to the nor...
It took me a while to get into this book. I had just finished The Giver and Uglies felt so superficial I wanted to hit myself of the head with a pan. Nonetheless I'm never one to get completely discouraged and the trilogy fell straight into the type of books I'm into, so I decided to keep reading. ...
I really enjoyed this book. I found myself really liking the characters. It was very different from what I expected. I can't wait to read the next book!
Finished this book the other day. I really like the crazy things Scott is able to come up with - living in his mind would be an incredible journey! I'm dubious that i would survive, but it would be totally worth it. So since the beginning of time (my reading time, which started some... sheesh 6 ye...