Monday, May 4, 2015

Uglies - Scott Westerfeld (Uglies #1)

Synopsis: 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... 

Scott Westefeld has been one of my absolute favorite authors since I was in middle school. When I found The Uglies series, I was absolutely enthralled to read the series again. There are some innuendos that I didn't understand when I was younger but now it just makes me chuckle along the way. Although, when i was little, I knew little about the romance between Tally and another character that you'll meet along the way. Little hint: the Rebel leader. 

Now in this novel, it is all futuristic and a thriller with the cruel-looking Pretties.

People are separated into two groups: the Pretties and the Uglies. Naturally, everyone wants to be a pretty but Shay, Tally's new friend, tells her about a rebel group known as the Smokies. They are illusive and can only find them if you know a friend that went there.

But when Shay runs off without her but only leaves her a note, Tally is contacted by Special Circumstances to bring Shay back. To bring them all back. Will Tally break her promise to Shay and tell them all about the Smokies or will she join the rebel group.

Would I recommend reading this book for any age? Yes, absolutely, si, always. Scott Westerfeld is pretty great and this book definitely deserves the title of The New York Bestselling Series. I am also in love with the new cover art that was selected for these series. 

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