Uglies (The Uglies)

Scott Westerfeld
The Uglies series has more than 3 million books in print, has been translated into twenty-seven languages, and spent more than fifty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now all four books feature fresh new covers and will reach an even wider audience. Tally’s adventures begin in Uglies, where she learns the truth about what life as a Pretty really means.


Reviewed: 2018-03-10


A thrilling beginning to the trilogy, "Uglies" provides background to a world while remaining entertaining. This YA novel falls in my bubble-gum category of reading. In this post-apocalyptic world beauty is most important. There is no money and no war in this world. Everything looks perfect. Everything except those between the ages of 12-16. They are the Uglies, all waiting impatiently for their 16th birthday, the day they become a Pretty. There is something terrifying under all this pretty. "Uglies" begins the store of one 16-year-old girl as she learns the true price of beauty and peace.

I really enjoyed this book, I read it quickly and I'm sure I'll read the next two quickly as well. I love my YA novels and even though the lesson in this is a little hammered-in, I still really like it. It allows for young readers to examine themselves and maybe help them to find their natural beauty, in their hearts and minds.

Reviewed: 2015-08-26
So awesome. Already in love with this series.
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