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Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
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Feb 24, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: ya-fiction
Recommended for: Sci-fi or fantasy fans of any age
Read in February, 2008

This is a great sci-fi adventure, and I was sucked into the story from page 1. I'm fascinated by post-apocalyptic futures, and this one is just realistic enough to perhaps spark some discussions on where our culture is headed in regards to the plastic surgery phenomenon. However, that aspect is secondary to the story, really, so it doesn't come off as too preachy.

My only complaint is the same complaint I have with almost any series: 0 plot resolution and a major cliff-hanger at the end. It's not so much a book as it is part one of much longer novel. Still, I realize that 3 books makes more money than one, and that's just the way publishers roll these days. (Shrug) Now I'm off to hunt down book #2...
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