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This book offers a lot to think about, but the package itself is a pretty predictable ride. I kept thinking of the old "Logan's Run" movie - it is a similar post-apocalyptic, everything-might-not-be-as-groovy-as-it-sounds kind of story. It's well told, moves quickly, and as I mentioned has a lot of food for thought, not only with regard to the nature of beauty, but regarding the nature of humanity and the consequences of technology. It's also a very human story: Tally is believable and mostly li...more
I have to confess I liked this a lot more than I thought would. I used to love watching The Twilight Zone and one of my favorite episodes was when everyone became beautiful upon their (can't remember - 16th? 18th? birthday). This book was that episode expanded by quite a bit. Lots of interesting observations about what defines beauty and self-worth.

I think I'm actually going to have to read the next book!

It was a very entertaining story about a society in the future where everyone gets operations to become pretty and a few people who live outside this ideal society that decide to remain ugly. I liked the book, but I felt that there were still a lot of unanswered questions at the end. It had some interesting themes, but I don't know if it really has a view on any of them. It is a series so I would assume that these questions are answered in the next book, but I am not curious enough to read it im...more
Interesting book on a dystopian society in which all people have an operation to become "pretty" and live in a society where they are conditioned to give up independence in exchange for beauty. A much lighter, younger version of Brave New World.
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