Uglies (Uglies, #1)
by Scott Westerfeld
Publication Date: February 8th 2005
Publisher: Simon Schuster Children's
Tally Youngblood is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait for the operation that turns everyone from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to party. But new friend Shay would rather hoverboard to "the Smoke" and be free. Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world and it isn't very pretty. The "Special Circumstances" authority Dr Cable offers 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.
The beginning of this book is very slow and kinda borring. I can't believe I almost stopped reading this book after only 50 or so pages, but I'm glad I didn't. After that the story becomes so good that it is hard to put away the book so you can go to bed.
Uglies is a story about Tally Yungblood. After a catastrophe that destroyedalmost all humanity, there is a new order in the world. After turning 16, everyone gets a free surgery that turns them from Uglies to Pretties. When all of Tally's friends turn pretty, she, being the yungest is left alone and she meets another Ugly girl, Shay who doesn't have the same opinions as Tally about some things. All Tally ever wanted is to become a Pretty.
After Shay tolds her about people who don't want to become pretty and about the place where they live, The Smoke, she thinks Shay is crazy. She can't understand how someone could want to stay ugly.
After Shay leaves, and it's her birthday, Tallys wish to become pretty will have to wait. Special Circumstance people told her that she must help them destroy the Smoke and only after that, she can become pretty.
And this is where the whole adventure begins.
I think the story was amazing. It was really good, and I think I can say one of my favorite YA stories. Scott Westerfeld is truly an amazing writer. I can't wait to start reading Pretties.
Even though I really liked the book, I can't keep wanting more Peris in the book. I hope there will be more of him in the next one.