Jan 13, 10
Read in January, 2009
This book, Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, is about growing up and conforming to what society wants you to be. Tally, the main character, lives in a world where image is extremely important. At the age of sixteen, every person goes to get a surgery. This surgery makes them "pretty." Prior to the surgery they're considered "ugly." Tally meets another girl who's awaiting her surgery. They both highly anticipate the special day, but then suddenly, Tally's friend goes missing. Tally has to give up her surgery day and go find her friend. Through her adventure she learns that she doesn't have to become pretty to be a valid person. She has her own personality and doesn't need to change her image to express it. Uglies is a really original tale which has an important message. Tally, and the reader, learns that your image is superficial and it's your personality that makes you who you are.