Uglies, The Collector's Set (Uglies, #1-4)
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Uglies, The Collector's Set (Uglies #1-4)

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Westerfeld's #1 New York Times-bestselling Uglies series is now available in a collectible paperback boxed set. It includes Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and Extras.
Paperback, 1680 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by Simon Pulse
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Shul
When these books first came out, I was reluctant to read them. I suspected that - because of the covers - the books were the type of books I didn't care to read: stories of preppy, perfect girls and rejects. I had read Westerfeld's series The Midnighters, but none of his other series. A year after I read The Midnighters, I finally took Uglies out from the library with a sense of 'what the hell, I have nothing else to read.' Within the first few pages, I was drawn into a story of not only interes...more
Tori
I made it through book three in this four book "trilogy" and just can't stomach reading any more. I'm just so sick of Tally-wa and Shay-la and all of their bubbly and icy speak that I'm totally hurly-making. Maybe if I hadn't read them so quickly it wouldn't be this horrible? Book one was a definite keeper. After that, they fell apart- mostly because of the annoying pretty-speaking that they do. I will be totally amazing-missing by skipping the last book, probably, but it's a chance I'm willing...more
Alicia
I stopped in the middle of book 3. I was SOOOO bored. When will it end? So boring. And not very well told. The main character is not likable. Why would you write a story and tell it from the perspective of a super unsympathetic narrator? Near the end of book 3 I was seriously hoping for her demise. I wanted her to meet a horrible and violent end. Well, maybe not her END, but I wanted her to "GET IT" for all the trouble she called.

The girl cannot make a good decision if her life depends on it. A...more
Jackiepellecchia
Jackie Pellecchia
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April 9, 2012
The Specials
Non-fiction and realistic books tend to keep me interested more than fictional stories with magic. I am more interested in these types of books because I rather read a book about something that could happen rather than something that is all imagination. Scott Westerfield is a great author and does a great job of combining both of these elements in all of his books. I am truly fascinated in his set of books which include The Uglies, The...more
Carol Brannigan
Quite a nice quick read with tons of social/moral and ethical questions raised. I want call it on a similar level of Orwell's "1984" but with a strong focus for YA readers and not nearly quite as dark or hopeless.

Uglies: A little slow start on this one and the "teenage" babble was a little tedious at first and then I realize that was the whole plan. Make the reader so bombarded with Tally's quest to be pretty that when truth and reality hit her it crashed her entire world and forced her to see t...more
Selaine Henriksen
As I typed in the titles of this series I realised this is one of the few times that having the story divided into separate books actually makes sense, rather than just a chapter divide. In each story our heroine is basically a different person and is dealing with a different aspect of the futuristic society. Hard not to give spoilers in this review. I will say the first book was hard to finish. It's like YA writing from A to B. And I didn't like the betrayal of the girlfriend; it seemed unneces...more
Anita
OH......MY........GOOGILY-MOOGILY!!!! WHY DID HE STOP AFTER FOUR BOOKS?!? THESE BOOK WERE AWESOME! IT AMAZING HOW HE ADDED IN VERSIONS OF THE PAST AND THE NEW FUTURE! THESE BOOKS GOT ME SOOOO ADDICTED TO THEM THAT WHEN I FINSHED ONE (WHICH TOOK ME ABOUT TWO DAYS) I WOULD NEARLY HAV A PANIC ATTACK TO GET TO THE NEXT ONE. I WAS BUMMED OUT ONCE I FOUND OUT THAT THERE WERE ONLY 4 BOOKS THOUGH. THE FIRST 3 BOOKS ARE ABOUT TALLY AND HOW SHE WENT THROUGH 3 TRANSFORMATIONS AND STILL MANAGES TO BE A REBE...more
Nicole Pulver
I liked the books overall, their were a few annoying points however. First off, the were way over enviornmental, I'm all about helping the enviornment, but not at the expense of humans. The book was pretty preachy about how humans eat meat and cut down trees, and how they should never populate the whole earth again and drones on about over population. Honestly I think children are more important than a few trees. The other annoying point, was that they used a really ditsy type of lingo, I unders...more
Leisha'sinfiction
I remember reading this series when I was in middle school going through my Twilight Phase and always wondered why this wasn't a movie? I love this series so much, it's not just about a boy and a girl it's about the things around them. It's about what happens when they turn 16 and finally get to be a 'Pretty'. I love this series because its very original and it's so creative. It really is one of my favorite series even if I read it like five years ago, that's how good it is that I still consider...more
Ms.Given
Wouldn't it be better if no one was "ugly"? What if society had a way to make everyone beautiful - no more envy, no more issues like eating disorders or feelings of inferiority? What starts as a plan to improve life for its citizens ends up as not such a great idea. This is a good series for exploring Utopia, science fiction and beliefs about our appearance. It took me a while to get into the first book, but I like the way the voice of the main narrator changes as she goes through different expe...more
Caprica
I read this serie some years ago, and I remember waiting for each one to come out so that I could read it.. In two days or so. I also remember yelling at my brother afer he bent the cover of Special, making an horrid mark down the front cover.. yes, I was rather obsessional at the time...
I think 12 to 15 is the best time to read those, for this is when you can best identify to the characters (although they're supposed to be around 16)
I loved the univers Welterfeld sets out, all in weird perfectn...more
Sarah R
I am torn between 3 and 4 stars, so I will be generous and round up to 4 because I did really enjoy reading them. I am rating them altogether instead of seperately because I read them so quickly that they are pretty much just one book in my head. They weren't groundbreaking, but they were fun, interesting, quick, easy books to read.
Kara
I LOVED these books. Scott Westerfeld has such andinteresting writing style.
He started off uglies great right away talking about the salmon cat vomit pink sky. I hate when it takes a couple chapters for the book to be good.
Megan
Feb 24, 2011 Megan is currently reading it
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! Best books ever... If you read this another good book to have is Bogus to bubbly. Bogus to Bubbly is a guide to the series. But only look up what you are reading about or you will already know too much!!!!
Leila
I love this series so much!! the fact that its set in the futur where hoverboards can work perfectly! would be a dream come true. this series can possibly keep me up night, by the unexcepted happenings.
Serenity Conant
I cant begin to described how much I loved reading these books, it put me in a whole new world that could possibly become our future due to the rising demand of plastic surgery. I was sold and read all four books religiously in a row. This had so much imagination and thrill that had me on the edge of my seat! Its chilling how close this alternate reality is becoming a huge part of life now. In japan its all about the perfect chin, big eyes, hour glass figure and flawless skin.
I won't be surpris...more
Emily
I reeeeeeeally wanted to like these books. I thought the concept was creative, and liked where it was going in the first 2 books. When I got to the third book, I completely lost interest. I did not like what happened to the main character, and felt like her personality was lost by the end of the series.

Also the slang kind of annoyed me after a while . . .

The fourth book seemed to be more of an add on rather than an actual part of the series. I did think it was pretty cute, and it read a bit like...more
Mana
i liked the series and was glad i read it.
Trish
this was a great series, very happy-making :)
Betsy
Mar 13, 2011 Betsy added it
It was totally bubbly to read ;)
Susan
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Yukka
The protagonist in these books (except the last one) really does make you want to throw the book across the room. She's just. Incredibly. Selfish. With lack of a moral compass. You keep hoping she finds it in the end, that she develops a conscience. But... Nah. And there's not that many books that can make you hate the main character so much! (Bella Swan ain't nothing on Tally Youngblood).

BUT this had a rather unexpected consequence for me -- it made me love reality. Most fiction books are forms...more
Brittany
Okay, so I'm on the third book now and I really don't know if I will finish. The series is interesting in a way. I appreciate the overall concept of the story, but I feel like so much time is spent developing the language that not a lot is actually being said. Tally is to say the least a very confused girl. Even when she had her own mind, she couldn't really make it up. More than anything I think that Tally just goes with whatever she is given, never really making solid choices of her own, and n...more
Caroline Heeb Hicks
Uglies- Was pretty interesting right off the bat, then it got slow and I wasn't sure how much more I wanted to read. The last 1/3 of the book was really good, and I'm so ready to reads Pretties. I only give it 3 stars though because I think the character development is a little weak and there aren't enough mushy scenes. :) Still, good story line.

Pretties- I liked better than the Uglies, but I think I decided that I'm not a fan of male authors and their relationship building. Ended kind of abrubt...more
Brennetta
I read all 4 books within 2 weeks. The story was very gripping and the first three books had me reading every free moment. The fourth book was a lot slower and seemed like an add on, not really necessary to the story.

While I liked the story there were some elements that bothered me a lot; the whole idea of plastic surgery and being an "ugly" until you are 16 was one. Partying all the time and with no other purpose was another.

Other themes made me question what is best for mankind... If everyone...more
Faith Smith
I love the whole trilogy and it is a must read if you have read the divergent series and hunger games series. The only downer was the last book Extras which was really hard to follow since they don't mention Tally or Shay until you get half-way through the book. Also all the talk in the last book about the sly girls and the thing called the "Moggle" was also very confusing to me.
Chalse
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♥ Susan
Though I rated this series as separate books on GoodReads -- because I thought the fourth book, surprisingly, deserved a higher rating than the first three -- I am writing a quick word of warning about this collective ebook collection, which is how I purchased it:

The titles are, ridiculously, *out of order*. Because there is no book covers (just a brief b&w title page), and for some reason it was put together with continuous page numbers (they are not numbered per book as they were written...more
Lucy
this book is very good, even though it is not very easy to get into it is worth the wait. fifteen year old trixter tally youngblood lives in a world 300 years after ours. she is about to turn sisxteen and get the operation to move into new pretty town, the moment she's been waiting for her entire life, a chance to be beautiful and see her friend who is already had the operation and moved into in new pretty town. but along the way she meets a new friend how tells her all about the smoke, a forbid...more
Madi
Westerfeld does a wonderful job of showing evolution, so to speak, in the incredible world he has created. And some elements of the book were good and were similar to the beginning of the series. Despite that, I felt this book was very out of the blue and shouldn't have been added as a fourth addition to the series. If anything, maybe a spin off series, but it really just doesn't correlate with Tally's world and her random appearance in it implicated that feeling even more so. Too much was devel...more
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Scott Westerfeld is a New York Times bestselling author of YA. He was born in the Texas and now lives in Sydney and New York City. In 2001, Westerfeld married fellow author Justine Larbalestier.

He is best know for the Uglies and Leviathan series, and his next book, Afterworlds, comes out September 23, 2014.

His book Evolution's Darling was a New York Times Notable Book, and won a Special Citation f...more
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Uglies (Uglies, #1) Pretties (Uglies, #2) Specials (Uglies, #3) Extras (Uglies, #4) Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)

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