Uglies: Shay's Story (Uglies: Graphic Novel #1)
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 co...more
SIDENOTE: i always pictured Shay black, don't know why but it threw me to see her depicted as white (in fact I picture everyone alot more....diverse? everyone looked exactly the same I thought that was only supposed to happen AFTER you were made pretty)
BIGGEST issue is with the artwork...more
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Imagine a world where everyone is "ugly" until the day they turn 16 where people undergo an operation called the "Surge" that makes you "pretty". This is the world of the Uglies where beauty is everything. The Uglies is told from the point of view of Tally Youngblood. The Uglies: Shay's Story is a graphic novel spin off of the Uglies series and is told from the persepective of Tally's best friend Shay.
I enjoyed this graphic novel a lot more than Uglies because I find...more
The art was super cool but other than that I just didn’t like it.
Don’t read this if you haven’t read Uglies. You will not know what’s going on. I barely did because it’s been like 3 or 4 years since I read it.
I will most likely read the second installment just because I want to see Shay as a Special.
Fast forward more than two years later, and I encounter this book at the library. "Hmm," I thought. "Shay's story?" And in case you're wondering, Shay was, and still is, one of my favorite character. Regardless of how many people hate her (With good reason; she does become kind of...more
Uglies Shay's story is basically a prequel I think to the novel "Uglies" which was told by Tally Youngblood's POV. In Uglies , w...more
I absolutely loved Uglies. I liked Shay's Story, but I wasn't blown away by the graphic novel aspects. In some ways, it was perhaps that I read it too close to finishing Uglies, so a lot of it was redundant. If it's been a little while since you've finished Uglies or you just can't get enough of the world he creates, then you'll probably like it even more.
Westerfeld painted the world so clearly in his novel, that I think the graphic novel aspect got in my...more
When I first started reading it was tough to adjust to the change of medium (getting lots of the story through pictures instead of words). However, after a few chapters in I stopped thinking about how differen...more
The answer is that I will probably try the novels. This manga inspired tale is told from Shay's viewpoint and not Ta...more
Now, don't get me wrong, there were parts I really enjoyed. I liked seeing how Shay met the Crims. I think it's interesting to know how she got into that group. And also how she met David and got along with him. I like that while she DID like David in the beginning...more
Shay (aka Skinny) is an Ugly. In her world, everyone is an Ugly until they turn 16 in which they undergo surgery (also called "the Surge") and become a Pretty. Shay's 16th birthday is coming up soon, but she meets up with a group of Crims and begins to question whether anyone is really ugly or needs surger...more
I must admit that it has been a while since I last read Uglies. So long that when I started reading, I had to try very hard to remember who everybody was. It was hard, but what I did remember was that, in the first book, I did not particularly like Shay.
So, this graphic novel is set from Shay's point of view which I think is amazing. You could easily just have made Uglies into a graphic novel but with it set from...more
I do like the fact tha...more
This book tells the story of what happened as both Shay and Tally approaced their sixteenth year, the year where they get the operation to be Pretty. This shows what Shay’s life was like before she met Tally and why she made the decisions she did.
First, I really liked the illustrations. I don’t read that many mangas and graphic novels, but when I do I love the style...more
The premise really grabbed me. Rather than re-telling and re-hashing the Uglies story as a graphic novel within the same perspective, Westerfield not only switched his point of view to Shay's, but he also allowed the reader to see characters like Zane before he was Pretty. Sounds like a cool idea, but the delivery is disappointing.
As a fan of dystopian stories in general and a fan of YA, I loved Uglies...more
I read the Uglies saga a long time ago and I definitely loved it. I had never read something like that before and...what can I say...was amazing.
So when I read that Scott Westerfeld was thinking to created a graphic novel, I was so excited. I thought that finally would have the opportunity to see those amazing escenarios, like the smooke and the ruins, without mention the characters.
Well, when I finally ordered it to Amazon a month a go I patiently wait until I saw the package in my front door,...more
The art is beautiful and well-done. This one certainly showcases a more likeable Shay, since she was quite irritating in Uglies. We now know what happened to Shay before she met Tally, and the struggle she went through when deciding to go to the S...more
though i was glad to get shay's perspective on things, i do feel that a lot was lost in the formatting of this particular story. shay didn't seem like the shay that i remember from the books (and perhaps that's true, since the books are told from tally's perspective); she just didn't seem to have as much drive and fire in her, which...more
Basically, kids are conside...more
This book has a plot that is quite challenging to follow. I found it hard to know what was going on, mainly because it was a graphic novel and I found it hard to understand all the speech bubbles and all the different speech bubbles mean different things. So if she is talking to someone I would think she is talking in her head.
I liked the f...more
Fans of Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series will enjoy Shay's side of the story. Find out how Shay met David, became Tally's friend, and found her way to the Smoke. In the name of biological superiority and survival of the human race everyone has plastic surgery at 16. Two girls waiting for their 16th birthday meet and get a high off of sneaking around sophisticated security systems to pull pranks. When Shay hears about a settlement of people who never have the surgery and live outside the city, sh...more
This is the black and white graphic novel of The Uglies book.Done in the manga style of artwork.A very nice adaptation of the novel.
The story follows the ugly Shay.Uglies are teenagers waiting to undergo the surgery to make them pretties.Pretties basically live a continual party.So who wouldn't want to become one of them?The Crims are a group of uglies who live to pull pranks and who want to leave Uglyville for the wild.Shay joins the Crims but backs out of h...more
One thing that struck me as odd was that the volume was presented very much as manga rather than the style of art that we ar...more
In a way Shay is a stronger, more respectable character than Tally. She had more of a sense of self as an ugly, while Tally never did. But I still find her extremely...more
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 be...more
The author and artist have done a marvelous job building suspense. I actually found a few portions prett...more
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