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)
3.5 stars on Booklikes. This will round down to three stars on Goodreads. I was on the fence as to whether to read this book/series. I think my reasoning went something like this: "Everyone gets plastic surgery at age 16, to make them 'pretty'? That more implausible than most of the implausibl...
Ich habe einen interessanten Zeitpunkt gewählt, um „Uglies“ von Scott Westerfeld zu lesen. Das Buch ist mittlerweile 14 Jahre alt und Auftakt der gleichnamigen „Uglies“-Tetralogie. Es lag recht lange auf meinem SuB, etwa dreieinhalb Jahre, weil meine Begeisterung für Young Adult – Dystopien seit dem...
Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest A world where you are an ugly until your sixteenth birthday. And then, you undergo a surgery and you become pretty. And life is perfect. Except, maybe it isn’t.This is one of those books where you visualise a world in so many details, and feel lik...
I’ve read this series when it first came out in 2005 and I totally loved it. It was the first time I read a dystopian novel and I was immediately hooked. I decided to re-read this series in English this time (cause in 2005 I read it in French, my English was still too basic) without knowing that Sco...
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...