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Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
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Mar 07, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: seasonal-challenge-2009-spring, young-adult, top-100, fantasy-scifi, 2009
Read in April, 2009

This is a light weight Distopia book focusing on issues that teens deal with - the desire to fit in, to be beautiful, the way society conditions us. It was a good read and the world Westerfeld creates is very interesting.

However, I found the main character unconvincing, or should I say, inconsistent. The way she is presented in the first part of the book does not match the way she is presented in the second part, and there is no explanation for this inconsistency (no gradual change, no revelation, etc).
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Reading Progress

04/19/2009 page 275
64.71% "I like the world the author created, but dislike the main character and find her unconvincing."

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