A girl of fifteen is anxiously awaiting the transformation of a life time. She is sick of being an ugly and can't wait for the surgery that will transform her into a “new Pretty". It is what all uglies dream of, the day they turn sixteen, the day they leave buck teeth and big noses and childhood scars behind. But the sure truth of what being a "pretty" is, up-roots Tally Young bloods life when she is thrown into a hurricane of confusion, as she is forced to enter a rebel community who actually want to stay ugly. Now she must decide whom she should betray.
In the book The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld Tally, comes from another time and place yet learns a timeless lesson that few in her world are even capable of realizing. Be yourself, for perfection is only someone else's fantasy.
If your looking for a book of adventure, love and betrayal between friends, The Uglies pushes you deep into a story that is both heartfelt and packed with adventure. I definitely recommend this book for any anyone who wants to escape this world and journey through the mind of a very talented author. Once you pick up THE UGLIES, make your self some hot cocoa and get comfortable.
., you won't be going anywhere for a while.. Once finished, don't fret, there's more. check out the sequels, THE PRETTIES and THE SPECIALS, each one just as good, if not better then the previous. When your done with those, you can check out Scott Westerfeld’s website at www.scottwesterfeld.com where you can sample his other works including Peeps, So Yesterday, The Secret Hour and Touching Darkness. You’ll also get some insight on the inspiration for the hoverboard in this trilogy along with in depth and personal insight into his writing style. Scott Westerfeld's love of writing shines through in his books and is reflected in his enthusiasm on his web sight, I've read three of his books and am determined to read the rest, including his latest work of poems. I'm a true fan.
written by Rebecca Stark