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Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
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Feb 20, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: dystopian, young-adult, 2010-reads, favorites
Recommended for: dystopian lovers, high schoolers, adults who are sick of "adult" books
Read from April 13 to 25, 2010

What is not to like?

Tally Youngblood is the main character who lives Uglyville because she was not just yet sixteen. The explosion of the storyline begins the week before her sixteenth birthday, and from there on you're taken into Scott Westerfeld's properly dystopian world of Ugly people and Pretty people.

Maybe because I am a female, and I can still remember what junior high and high school were like. Maybe because as a female I still will have to always struggle with finding a happiness with the "pretty" I am rather than failing miserably at being the "pretty" Hollywood is. Regardless of why I can relate so well, I love Westerfeld's dystopian theme: vanity. I even think having this written from a male perspective really boosts the monstrosity of our world and how quickly we are becoming like these dystopian movements.

Although 400+ pages for an introductory novel into a series is a bit weighty and at first put me off from even reading it, I'm glad I did. Westerfeld can be wordy, but in such a right way that you don't mind doing the "extra reading".

I fully intend on finishing this series, and hopefully soon. I really want to know how all of this ends!
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Brittany You can always count on a good dystopian novel to cheer away the Bad Book Blues. Loving it so far.

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