Uglies: Shay's Story
“This whole game is just designed to make us hate ourselves.”—Shay Uglies told Tally Youngblood’s version of life in Uglyville and the budding rebellion against the Specials. Now comes an exciting graphic novel revealing new adventures in the Uglies world—as seen through the eyes of Shay,... show more
“This whole game is just designed to make us hate ourselves.”—Shay Uglies told Tally Youngblood’s version of life in Uglyville and the budding rebellion against the Specials. Now comes an exciting graphic novel revealing new adventures in the Uglies world—as seen through the eyes of Shay, Tally’s rebellious best friend who’s not afraid to break the rules, no matter the cost. A few months shy of her sixteenth birthday, Shay eagerly awaits her turn to become a Pretty—a rite-of-passage operation called “the Surge” that transforms ordinary Uglies into paragons of beauty. Yet after befriending the Crims, a group of fellow teens who refuse to take anything in society at face value, Shay starts to question the whole concept. And as the Crims explore beyond the monitored borders of Uglyville into the forbidden, ungoverned wild, Shay must choose between the perks of being Pretty and the rewards of being real.
Publish date: March 6th 2012
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Series: Uglies: Graphic Novel (#1)
Uglies: Shay's Story is a prequel for Uglies, it tells the readers of how Shay was turned into one of the Pretties. This graphic novel sets a good foundation for both fans of the Pretties series and new readers. At first it was difficult for me to adapt to the story-telling because I am not too fami...
This was a nice quick read as part of the Uglies series, but I don't feel like it told me anything I didn't already know. Getting Shay's side of the story was pretty much the same introduction to the world that Tally had in the original books, but from Shay's point-of-view. I liked it, and the drawi...
This book gave a little into what Shay felt before she met Tally. It also explains a little on how David trained the Crims before they escaped. It filled in some gaps but not too much.
I get that the uglies aren't really ugly, but the art in this book doesn't really make them look any different than the pretties. And I'm not sure this book could really stand on its own. I guess mostly it was a refresher of what happened in Uglies...
Not nearly as rich as Westerfeld's prose, but give me more story! That part worked.