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In a society where every 16 year old is made "pretty" by an operation in order to avoid social strife, Tally meets Shay, a girl who will change her life.

A very quick and enjoyable read making me want to read the next one in the series
This book had been sitting in my to-read book list for sooo long. When I came across this title, I was excited to read about it. I had expectations because I own one of his books, "Peeps" and I liked it. But "Uglies" was disappointing. It sucks when expectation fails you in the end.

Ok no, wait. It didn't suck that bad else I would have rate one star for this book. I really wanted to like this book but the story, the characters, the concept.............................................EVERYTHING
I actually really enjoyed reading this book, but I just couldn't shake this overwhelming disdain regarding the subject matter of the book. I guess I'm not sold that the idea of a future in which plastic surgery is obligatory is viable. Additionally, the whole ending made me want to jump up in outrage and scream "SELLOUT!".

I didn't feel like the character's actions were really in line with what we're given as generalities about their characters. Everything pretty much just felt too far-fetched t
I really enjoyed the premise of this futuristic novel...but there was a lot more that I thought Westerfeld could have done with the dystopia that he created. My main criticism was that there were lots of subplots that he created, but could have developed more fully. Another criticism: sometimes the things that happened (or didn't happen) were a little *too* convenient. Definitely quick and entertaining.
Oct 02, 2009 Evilynn rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2009, sf, ya
Uglies is a pretty good YA book, but it was a little too YA for me to give it more than 3 stars. I think I would've loved it had I been 10-12 (I always read things that were "too old" for me, so at 14 I would've found it too childish). I'm quite fascinated with the world itself though, so I'm definitely going to pick up Pretties.
Angela Alcorn
Well written dystopian tale for young adults which wasn't entirely surprising if you've read a few dystopian stories before. I loved the environmental attitudes throughout and I'm sure the YA audience would really get into the hoverboarding and the moral dilemmas posed in the story.
Jamie ~ Alpha Obsessed Birdwell
I really enjoyed this book. It was very different then anything I have read before and I LOVED the sci-fi aspect of it!! I can't wait to read the next one.
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Recommended to Nancy by: David
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Traci Marquette
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